A whiff of blossom clings to the appetizing hint of freshly cut red-apple peel on the nose of this very pale rosé. The palate adds richness and a touch of honey and chalk that provides a sonorous dimension, filling the mouth with the bounty of ripe, red apples. The mousse is creamy, underlining the ample structure that allows the ripe acidity to swirl alluringly across the palate. This brisk but generous sparkler would work on the table.
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.