Notes of chalk, bread and stone precede the bruised apple notes on this beautiful, elegant vintage Crémant. On the palate, the apple notes become fuller and rounder and appear like mellow, baked Golden Delicious. There is purity, structure and precision in the autolytic notes which are supported by pure citrus and apple freshness, leaving the palate impressed but not weighed down. Hints of spice develop in the background while all the freshness makes for a lip-smacking, long and savory finish.
Reviews wines from Austria, Alsace and England
German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer contributing to international wine publications. She also lectures, consults and translates and has helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She adores acidity in wine and is thus perfectly suited to her Austria/Alsace/England beat. Her particular weaknesses are Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional-method sparkling wines.