Wine of the week

Wine of the week (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

Crisp and minerally, the 2007 Pinot Blanc from Alsace producer Albert Mann still has some flesh on its bones. Lightly scented with white peach, it has a surprisingly lush texture for a Pinot Blanc. A summer white with character and finesse.

Terrific with a chalky white goat cheese and a bowl of olives and almonds, it's also a good match for an onion tart or flammekuche. I'd serve it with lentil salad with preserved lemon, a frittata or a summery antipasti spread.

-- S. Irene Virbila

Region: Alsace

Price: about $15

Style: aromatic and crisp

What it goes with: goat cheese, onion tart, lentil salad, frittata

Where to find it: Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles (Marina del Rey) (310) 306-2822, www.beverage; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa (949) 650-8463, www; La Costa Wine Co. in Carlsbad, (760) 431-8455; www.lacostawineco; and Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex