A delicious natural effervescent white — 21 days ago
Date drank: November 2019
Producer: Oyster River Winegrowers
Region: Maine/East Coast
Purchased from: Producer
Natty: yes! No to low sulfites, native yeasts, no interventions. Unfiltered
Notes: Solid table wine, would go great with pizza. Lots of fruit and bright notes, but heft and body as well to stand up to bigger dishes. Grapey american wine taste. — 6 months ago
Limestone soil, huge diurnal shifts accelerated by wind. De Wetshof pioneered the first unoaked Chardonnay in the region. Sea salt, oyster, saline, fresh lemon, lemon zest, white peach, white pear, green apple, sour cream from malo, reductive, high dry extract with no oak. Gravelly on the palate. Racy acidity, medium body, medium plus finish, 13% abv. — 2 years ago
Crisp orange. Some tart fer sher. Maine glou we had at nathalie with crosses and topher — 2 years ago
So good and complex, a little bit of allergic reaction but not bad — 3 months ago
A little feral, a little raw. Candied cranberries? Plus a little prickle.
Very giving and purposefully quaffable.
Well done Maine.
*Note: tartaric crystals are fine in a wine like this y'all. — 10 months ago
Hands down, one of the funnest wines to find me during quarantine: a champagne-style sparkler made from Albariño grapes grown in the Sacramento River Delta. This zany experiment has become the flagship wine from young husband and wife team (combining knowledge from the cellars of Schramsburg and the branding powerhouse of Vintage Wine Estates and Naked Wines). Fresh fruit abounds: ripe pear, nectarine, green apple, a hint of oyster shell (tank fermentation followed by short bottle fermentation preserves fruit and reduces secondary autolytic characteristics). Bottled only a few months ago, so bubbles were extra excited and poppy. Same, Carboniste, same... — a year ago