Weygandt-Metzler Importing of Unionville offers one of the 20 best summer-yield wines that cost under $20. Eric Asimov uncorked the details for The New York Times.
Although the calendar says we are marching toward Fall, we’re not there just yet. So wine producers across Europe are still providing vintages made from summer’s bounty. And Weygandt-Metzler Importing has plenty to recommend.
Henry Fuchs Alsace Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 2019 sells for $17 and is an ideal partner to a variety of meals when the weather demands that a wine has more refreshing qualities rather than robustness.
The wine is imported from Alsace, a region in northeastern France on the Rhine River plain. While pinot blanc gets the top billing on the label, auxerrois is the dominant partner by far, as it makes up 95 percent of the blend.
It is this that makes this wine made by an organic grower so special. The blend is dry and rich, as well as floral and slightly honeyed.
It is best paired with roast chicken or sautéed pork chops, but it can also go well with a wide range of other meals.
Read more about the best wines for this summer in The New York Times.