Made by the oldest wine co-operative in France, this golden-rose coloured wine proves the ageability of pinot blanc.

The wine’s aroma of honey-ripe and dried apples brings the change of seasons into sharp focus: a mild transition from late summer season to early autumn. This wine has a beautiful textured mouthfeel, together with mild nutty, appley fruit – even now, over a dozen years after the grapes have been hand-harvested. A medium-long end within the wine presents citric minerality from the limestone soil within the vineyards which lie on the foot of the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. 

Notes: Serve chilled, not super-cold. Alcohol 13%. If you happen to can’t discover this classic, do attempt the extra simply obtainable 2017, which is natural. Surprisingly cheap; actual pricing is dependent upon your area.

WHO: La Cave de Ribeauvillé

WHAT: 100% pinot blanc

WHERE: Alsace, France

HOW MUCH: n/a

RATING: 92