When you know more about where a wine comes from it gives context to the tasting and we like context.
This wine has a straw colour to it and has relatively slow legs in the glass. That said, it is a very clear wine and looks like it should be a crisp wine when you hold it up to the light. Does that hold up on that palate? We shall see.
The nose is strong with apples and quince with a subtle citrus peel undercurrent. We really like that. The nose certainly stands out on this wine. The apple and quince notes are fantastic which give it a New World smell. If you told us it was Unoaked Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio we would buy into that on the nose.
|Sight (0-5)||Straw coloured and clear and looks like it should be crisp on the palate.||4.0|
|Smell (0-5)||Strong apple and quince nose with citrus notes. Lovely.||4.25|
|Taste (0-10)||Thin and tart/crisp with a slightly sweet mid-palate showing more quince and honey with a flinty finish.||8.0|
|Total:||16.25 / 20 (81.25%)|
So, yet again at $14 locally this comes to the table with a strong Quality to Price ratio. That alone makes this a worthwhile purchase. Hot weather and cold wine makes a magical combination and this wine would hold up to picnic food or a planked salmon from the grill. Very nice.
Keep on tasting!
Chris & Shannon