This is made from the Trousseau grape in the Jura, France's smallest wine region. Pale ruby in color, clear and bright. There are many Rose's that are darker in color. A very unique wine. The nose has cherries, confectioner's sugar and a slight herbal note. Medium bodied. A very soft texture yet also tart acidity. Lots of cherry and strawberry fruit with a white pepperiness to it. Can a wine be elegant and rough at the same time? This one seems to be. Complex. It works better with some food to tame the acidity. It should probably be drunk over the next five to ten years. This w
Mike Officer makes some really nice wines at fair prices. His whites might even be better values than his reds. This is a field blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling and other white grapes. Pale silvery gold in color. The nose is great with lychees, peaches and floral tones. On the palate, this is slightly viscous. Dry and refreshing. Peaches and slight pears with good minerality. Nice finish. This is drinking quite well now and it probably should be consumed over the next couple of years. It will go well with salads, sushi or even Thai food.
Tasted at a "Natural Wine" tasting at a local wine store. Pet'Nat is short for Pétillant-naturel (natural sparkling) and is also known as méthode ancestrale. It is a way that sparkling wines were historically produced having the wine bottled before the primary fermentation is finished, and without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars.
This is from the Arbois region in the Jura Division of France (just to the west of Switzerland). It is cool there and getting grapes ripe presents challenges. This is definitely a love it or hate it wine. Made from the Trousseau grape. Light ruby in color, some Rose's are deeper in color. The nose is bright rhubarb with some cranberries. On the palate, this is tart rhubarb and slight cranberries. It is light bodied and easy but has a concentrated depth at its core. Would work well with a limited number of foods. Definitely a wine to geek out and observe the subtleties. This would