Clement Klur Katz Pinot Blanc.
Clement Klur Katz Pinot Blanc is a beautiful pale golden yellow. It hasa delicate yet exotic floral bouquet. In the mouth the wine is dry yet luscious with ripe tropical fruit flavours balanced with a superb citrus acidity, long mouth watering finish. It is great as an aperitif or the perfect match to a range of seafood and more exotic dishes.
This wine is smooth and palatable. It is typically flexible like all pinots, at the same time luscious and refreshing. It is a really pleasant wine with good maturity and not too much exuberance, defined by a round and fresh taste. Can be served on almost any occasion.
The Klur family have a modest 7 hectares in many tiny plots on a mixture of granite and limestone-clay. The wines have tremendous purity and clarity and a lovely mineral levity that makes them far easier to drink than most French Alsace wines. This Pinot Blanc is as dry as they come, with typical softness and beautifully pitched acidity.
The rather strange name of Katz is not one of our feline friends. A cat does feature on the wines in the range, the name actually derives from the nearby town of Katzenthal.
Grower: Clement Klur.
Serve at 8-10° C.
An excerpt from Jamie Goode’s wine blog:
“Then we headed off to Katzenthal to meet biodynamic grower Clemens Klur. There was a big party taking place, and we only just managed to talk ourselves out of a walk through the vineyards with a comedian dressed as a monk, and instead settled for a tasting with Clemens.
The wines here, made from 7 hectares of vines on the steep slopes around the village, were superb. 2009 Riesling and 2010 Pinot Gris from the Grand Cru Wineck Schlossberg vineyard were sensational. Klur’s regular Gewurztraminer 2009 is a rich, brilliant wine. And he makes two super Pinot Noirs: very pale in colour, but fragrant, mineral, light and complex.”