Lifted notes of wild, aromatic raspberry hover above a far earthier base of chestnut. But this wine is mutable: sniffed at another moment its red cherry and peony petal flavors come to the fore. The palate is light bodied and has a firm acidic backbone, destining it for the table. There are mystical edges of woodsmoke and pepper but what remains and lingers is pure cherry and raspberry fruit.
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.