This wine marks the first time that winemaker Vinny Aliperti has decided to arrest fermentation instead of back-sweetening, and the results are outstanding. By picking slightly earlier than his colleagues, he allowed the grapes to maintain a crackling natural acidity.
Interesting, but a bit disjointed. The predominant flavor is key lime. It also has a touch of ginger and some petrol on the finish. Acid is there, too, but it pops up at the end, rather than providing a solid backbone through the entire experience. The overall sensation is of a wine that was made, rather than grown.
Rich with baking aromas, floral and and fruit flavors, all strung together on a wire of clean defining acidity. It's like a very thin puff pastry heaped with pears and starfruit, spiced with nutmeg, and dried key lime and tangerine peel, all sprinkled lightly with the juice of a Meyer Lemon. Drink with roast chicken.
Pale straw yellow and aromatic, with a salty, floral nose. On the palate it has brilliant acidity: citrusy, but with pear and basil, too. It tastes like jasmine in full bloom. It offers an herbaceous finish that's spicy but languorous. It takes its time. Restrained and elegant, this wine poses an Old-world counterpoint to the explosively grassy, lemony Sauvignon blancs found in the New.
Pale straw yellow and aromatic, with a salty, floral nose. On the palate it has brilliant acidity: citrusy, but with pear and basil, too. It tastes like jasmine in full bloom. It offers an herbaceous finish tha...
Clear, medium intensity, golden yellow color. Clean nose, aromatic; grass, green vegetable, asparagus, pea shoots, citrus. Dry wine, medium intensity and body, alcohol is slightly off balance, long finish; lemon and lime, green vegetal. Read more on oe•no•phile.
Clear, medium-pale intensity, golden yellow color. Clean nose, aromatic; grass, grapefruit, unripe cherries, citrus, lime. Dry wine, medium-full body, medium-high acidity, long finish; fresh grapefruit and lemon. Read more on oe•no•phile.