Freshly cut Granny Smith vies with Golden Delicious on the fruit-driven nose and palate. The palate has a tart edge but the flavors are fresh, citric and clean—autolysis is barely perceptible while the fizz is rather frothy yet easily dissipates. If you don't like aggressive mousse, this is a softer choice.
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.