Friday is usually a dry day, but rules are there to be broken from time to time, so starting the weekend with this modest but worthy 2020 Petite Arvine from Val d’Aosta:
We had several vintages of this old friend, and this is up there on the deliciousness scale. Pale gold in the glass, the nose invites you in with notes of quince, Golden Delicious apples, apricot and spice (cinnamon and ginger, we thought).
Generous and well-balanced on the palate, there are notes of ripe orchard fruit, quince jelly, stone fruit and pineapple. It’s delicately honeyed, and the finish is surprisingly long, and ends on a mix of spice and tangerine notes. Acidity feels just right and hold the whole thing together. Harmonious, quite unique in its flavour profile and should work nicely with a mildly spiced Thai dish
What bottles are you opening this weekend?