Loads of tiny bubbles float up through the pale, barely yellow, wine. Aromas of baking pie crust and pears show on a very pretty nose. Apples and strawberries join the pears on the palate, while yeasty flavors add ginger and more to the background. There is a shift toward tart citrus from mid-palate through a lingering finish. Acids are knife-sharp. This has a rich mouth-feel, great complexity, and acids to hold up to the richest food pairing. Drink with stuffed flounder. Highly Recommended (93). DH


WHO: Raumland
WHAT: Pinot Noir (sparkling white)
DESIGNATION: Cuvée Marie-Luise Brut Blanc de Noir
WHERE:  Germany, Rheinhessen
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: around $41 (media sample)

 

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David Honig