Smoke and vanilla spice hover above appetizing notions of tart red-berry fruit. The body is light and spicy and has a touch of fragrant conifer and an abundance of lovely unforced cranberry and red cherry. There is a pervasive freshness and elegance to this wine, which lifts it well above the ordinary. Pinot lovers will rejoice in the spice and light-footedness, but there is a serious beautiful core of fruit and a lasting peppery 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.