A roller coaster of aroma and texture. Chenin Blanc is in the drivers seat with a full list of passengers. Pinot Blanc sits shotgun. Chardonnay, Melon and Rousanne are in the middle with Viognier bringing up the caboose. A range of smells erupt from the glass. Honey and citrus, fleshy pear and white flower. Super fresh when it hits your lips, it has texture, it has lift. It’s expletively delicious.
A low ABV of 11.5% and all these cooks in the kitchen, this wine is the perfect pair for fried chicken and climate change. Hot summer day, no problem. Cool fall evening, you got it. A primo example of a seasonal chameleon.
Dirty south duo Hardy Wallace and Matt Richardson are two minimalist, natural-winemakers in Napa, California. They produce some truly spectacular wines using minimal intervention in the vineyards and in the winery. The results are pure expressions of slightly underutilized grape varietals.