Distinct fresh pear initially on the nose, fresh ginger, orange and lemon zest, fruit tree blossoms. An almost eucalyptus/menthol freshness in the background, not heavily pungent, but cooling. Loads of potential to open up even more, although the wine is already offering a lot of fragrance. Palate is smooth with medium weight, bright acidity and balanced alcohol from this very warm vintage. Some spicy qualities on the finish, white pepper/ground ginger.
Very drinkable, complex and clean.
100% from Intersection picked September 24-25, 2021
60% Whole bunch pressed to stainless tank, fermented 2 weeks at cellar temps, then aged on light lees
40% crushed & destemmed fruit, fermented in neutral French barriques, then kept on full lees with batonnage for 4 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with a grilled white fish with pea shoots, fresh lemon and dill, or seared scallops with a ginger & cucumber salad.