With the gray skies and rain lifting here in the Pacific Northwest, I find myself breaking out the white wines more and more. A little sunshine always makes me yearn for a cool, crisp white to accompany a light meal. An excellent example of that is this Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc with my Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.
A small, artisan winery based in Portland, Oregon, Helioterra operates in the capable hands of winemaker Anne Hubatch. Anne studied at the hands of well known vintners including Eric Hamacher, David Adelsheim, Dave Paige, Joe Dobbs, and Alfredo Apolloni before launching her own label, Helioterra, in 2009. And thank goodness she did, because the 2013 Pinot Blanc is truly outstanding.
Fresh and bright, the Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc has flavors of meyer lemon, fennel, and a slight minerality that make it a perfect combination with my Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. Together, the two remind me that spring truly has arrived and summer is just around the corner.
Buy a bottle of Helioterra 2013 Pinot Blanc here.
Get the recipe for Spring Pea Farro Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette here.
As with any part of a healthy lifestyle, always enjoy alcohol responsibly and in moderation.