Green apple, lemon zest, and that “sur lie” yeast/toasty aroma. Round, surprisingly “thick”, no oak, minerally, with the same green apple flavor, but also edging more towards slightly tropical fruit (mango and banana). For the price they are asking for, this can’t be beat! It may be a little harder to find in retailers, but it’s worth seeking out!
Decent as an aperitif, but potentially even better if paired alongside shellfish, creamy white cheeses, seafood pasta, poached salmon, or sushi.
$12 – Distributed by Vineyard Brands.
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