AUSTRIA : WACHAU
MED-BODIED, DRY, APRICOT, WHITE PEACH, CITRUS, HONEY, FLINT, SOME OAK
This remarkably fresh, refined Riesling from Franz Hirtzberger (one of the most important producers in the Wachau Valley) is solidly medium-bodied, and fruity but clean -- with lots of fleshy white and tropical fruit alongside flinty mineral notes, sweet honey and spice, and lively acidity.
WINEMAKING : Fermentation in steel with native yeasts; aged in large foudre
FARMING : Sustainable; from predominantly younger vines in terraced, single vineyards
PAIRING : Sesame Ginger Grilled Tuna Steak
ITALY : TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE : VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI
LIGHT-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CRISP, NO OAK
Expressive aromas of white apple blossoms; ripe yellow apple with lime zest and orange pith on the palate. Good finish.
FRANCE : CHAMPAGNE : VALLÉ DE LA MARNE
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
FULL-BODIED, GOLDEN APPLE, HONEY, DOUGH, SPICE, TEA, OAK
Completely stunning grower Champagne for an unbeatable value!
…The 'Assemblage' from Champagne André Heucq is plush and luxurious, with deliciously rich, over-ripe and baked golden apple, candied fruit, white pepper, and warm bready/toasty notes laid over a soft, creamy mousse.
FARMING : Organic, Certified Biodynamic
PAIRING : Sugar-and-Spice Candied Nuts
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ITALY : ABRUZZO : PECORINO D'ABRUZZO
MED-BODIED, GREEN APPLE, YELLOW PEACH, WHTIE MELON, MINT, NO OAK
* Low sulfur