Quite a bizarre wine – with three tannic, high alcohol red varieties, and then finishing fermentation in the bottle like a pét-nat. The bubbles are fun, but the style lacks freshness and is hugely tannic. The fruit feels oddly lean Read more
Although it’s a bit tight and rubbery on the nose, this rosé is juicy and charming on the palate, filled with soft strawberry fruit and a hint of balsamico. There’s a suggestion of phenolics on the finish – just enough Read more
Very expressive and aromatic on the nose for Trebbiano – filled with ripe pithy apricot and white peach, nicely fruity and crisp on the attack but then goes in a slightly bitter, green direction on the finish. The very very Read more
2nd fermentation stimulated with chardonnay must. Calling your rosé “Hey girl” might be questionable in the 21st century, yet this is a delicious frizzante style that really shows off the plus points of both grape varieties. There’s a lick of Read more
1 month skin contact in amphora. 2nd fermentation with following vintage pied de cuve. If you needed any more proof that Chardonnay is a chameleon, here it is. It lends itself beautifully well to this lively (actualy a bit too Read more
You have to love acidity for this. There’s a sour jolt of bitter lemon on the attack that is quite extreme, although it also has a nice yeasty side note. It’s early picking taken to the max. The bubbles are Read more
Juicy, joyful and fruit filled, this is a soft, lightweight Blauer Portugieser with lively acids and a delicately nutty finish. Perfect glouglou material, with a sense of alpine freshness and deftness.
There is the barest suggestion of Gewurz’s aromatics here, but in general the nose feels muted. The fruit feels generous and mouth-filling, quite tangy but not especially characterised. There are notes of green plum and citrus zest
This lacks expression in the nose, but it’s lively with plenty of acidity on the palate. However, there isn’t a whole lot of character: the fruit feels one-dimensional, and I wonder whether filtering the wine has robbed it of some Read more
A bit shy on the nose, but full of white pepper on the palate, with a nicely judged medium weight and crisp finish. Suprisingly typical, given that this is Grüner a long way from home. The finish feels slightly austere.