Abraxas Vin De Terroir, Robert Sinskey, 75cl
A vibrant and energising blend of Alsace grapes in a wonderfully bright and elegant white wine. Not your typical Napa Valley white! The mineral zing and zest of Riesling are to the fore (with just a tiny hint of petrol on the nose), backed with stone fruit and a hint of blossom from the Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. Remarkably brilliant.
This wine is alive! It is pure, fresh and vibrant with aromas and flavors of green apple, pear, pineapple, lychee, lemon verbena and river stone minerality. These juicy, mouth-watering notes suggest that this wine should be sweet but, when tasted, a dry, clean, crisp profile defines Abraxas. Meyer lemon, key lime, ripe peach, fresh pineapple, candied orange peel, ginger, cardamom and chamomile are intertwined from the first sip to the last. The wines complex flavor profile is matched by layers of evolving texture. This wine is ideal for the table in its youth, but will be a long-lived white wine for those who prefer the subtleties of age.