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.
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ARGENTINA : MENDOZA : UCO VALLEY
MED-BODIED, PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GREEN APPLE, HERBS, DRY, NO OAK
A fresh, lively, and fruity Brut Nature BdB that combines French sparkling wine heritage with Argentina’s unique terroir. Fun fact: Alta Vista was the first winery in Argentina to produce single vineyard wines! Their Brut Nature is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, 50% of which is estate fruit sourced from the Albaneve estate vineyard in the Uco Valley.
FOOD PAIRING: Cheese & Nut Plate with Fresh Farm Preserves