Earthy flavors emerge first and have an aromatic hold over the entire wine. The bubbles seem to carry even more earthy tones, but the freshness in the center is lemony and bright. This balance of light and dark tones offers a moody aspect to the wine—perhaps it would be better as a winter apéritif than a summer freshener.
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.