This is a seldom encountered grape that makes a delicious wine. At Anselmet they give it a light wood treatment and lees stirring by rotating the barrels. The wine has crisp acidity and flavors of lemon, white peach, pear, wet stone. With 13.5% abv the wine has a surprising ripeness s as well as medium body. Wonderful silky texture and it marries perfectly with Valle d’Aosta’s traditional fontina cheese-based specialties. A bit pricey (but typical of this Alpine region) and well worth it. Delicious — a month ago
Great stuff. Almost plasticine nose with great texture and length. Like Riesling and champagne had an anxious baby — 14 days ago
I agree with Eric Guido’s note on this wine, but I rate it slightly higher. This is quite light in color. It has nice zippy, sappy, sweet red fruits. The mouthfeel is velvety. The finish is long. All that being said, there is still a mountain quality to this. I paid $39. Worth it. — 8 days ago
My favorite style of wine. Dark, smooth velvet, deep and dry. Had it at Maison de Fromages in Cogne, Italy. — 21 days ago
Whew came swimmin’ out this bouquet cause it is rich and enriching, cedar, clove, baking spices, forest floor, the spice of fresh velvet.
Only 16 cases were made and the little wine shop on Jones Street, Jones Street Wine, was nice enough to let me get my hands on one of their last bottles (1 of 5).
Crunchy — ✔️
Brambly — ✔️
Luscious — ✔️
Mouthwateringly good. Nice balance of spice and acid to wake up the buds. Little to no bitterness. Punchy fruit punches through. And that wonderful clove essence throughout.
Few wines make me write longer notes, but when I find one that does, I can’t seem to stop talking about them.
Aight time to drink it though… — 6 days ago