A touch of honey clings to appetizingly tart red-apple fruit on the nose. The palate brings in a bright streak of lemon freshness that is both countered and enhanced by the fine, creamy mousse. Elegant litheness and an ease of touch elevate flavors to tart, crisp ripeness. The lip-smacking, pure finish reveals lovely brioche notes. Still taut and fresh, it would make a great apéritif. The wine will round out with a little bottle age. Drink 2017–2025.
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.