Color of shades of purple, a bit cloudy and dark. Nose of medicinal syrup, spicy in the nasal cavity, aldehyde, fermented cabbage, and the nose is powerful. Taste is mellow compares with nose with soft tannins, dark fruits like raisins, just a tiny bit sweet, a bit zesty, spice, some more ripe grapes, a bit raspberry and blackberry, and indeed quite tasty and round. Aftertaste shows some more ripe grapes and zest note. On par. — 23 days ago
This N/V Blanc is truly one of our favorites. On its own a 94 but, with an intermittent splash of white burgundy and caramel, Granny Smith apple, near perfect!
I’ve always wanted to this paring and last night it became reality. 🤩 😳 🍏 — 4 days ago
Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?
Long as it tastes good...
In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.
Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.
Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.
Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night. — 8 days ago
This is the Fûtile cuvée. Reductive to start off. Needs some 20 min air to shine, and it does! Low dosage of 1g. Wood is well integrated now. Bought this at the domaine some two/three years ago. Not aware of dégorgement date but at least 2-3 years ago. — 10 days ago
Superb pairing with mac and cheese on the first snow day of the season. Funky white wine likes mushrooms. Rich, fruity, nice acid. — 11 hours ago
Had this in late 2019, this is a new batch, a Fav! Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the 4th generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. 100% Chardonnay, Crisp, fine mousse with steady flow of bubbles. Citrus, and biscuit aromas. Fresh fruit flavors of peach, apples and lemons, smooth and dry. Long mineral finish ending with elegance. Nice! Consistent quality! — 10 days ago
The wines of the Monção e Melgaço sub-region of Vinho Verde are a serious discovery. Deeply mineral, with layers of both classic orchard fruit and some tropical notes. Oak aging adds another dimension. Check these wines out! — 10 hours ago