Well, it is another usually dry day in which I nevertheless find myself drinking… There is some method in this madness, trust me.
Anyway, one of my favourite grapes this evening, but a new wine/producer on me:
What a delicate yet flavoursome composition this wine is!
Medium gold in hue, the nose was discreet at first - but as the wine warmed up a little shows notes of pears, peach, fresh herbs, honey and almond blossom. On the palate it is a Roussanne alright, but - as in TWS notes - a little lighter than a Rhône example. Still, it has a lovely rounded texture, with notes of ripe orchard fruit, honey and white peach, a tingling minerality, perhaps some ginger spiciness and a bitterness like citrus zest on the finish. There’s definitely a little more room for it to develop, so I’m adding another bottle to my next order which I shall leave for a while.
There was also a Gamay from the same stable, which was stocked by TWS and which got very good reviews. I love it when Marcel finds us little treats…
What are you drinking this week?