This one was truly interesting. The texture of the wine was creamy and acidic- the texture reminded me of Meursault (but not the flavors).
That there on the top is the label (pretty minimalistic!). This one has an esoteric bottle design to boot. You can sort of see it on the left-- the lip has a slight pour spout built right in!
This is a pretty interesting grape native to this region-- small production, only about 50 hectares planted. Smells like fresh bread & ripe pears. Tart acidity, creamy texture, starfruit flavor, and a sizzly minerality that lingers a bit.
This pretty inexpensive bottle (about $10ish) turned out to be quite pretty and was a favorite of the group. Persimmon, quince, some lychee, and a great florality; really open fruit with a zingy tartness to it. Really nice.
And whodathunk? Pretty gewurtz from Central Cali...
Chateau d'Auvernier chasselas (Neuchatel, Switzerland) 2009
This one was so rich and thick, but still had great acidity. We imagined how perfect it would be with a creamy cheese or a pate. A food wine for sure.
If this isn't an orange wine I don't know what is! We ended with this intriguing gem.
Nectar, apricots, beeswax, oregano; soft skin tannins from the longer maceration and an acidity that is almost crunchy-- like a watermelon rind.
As we drank Bea's Chiara, we happened to look up and saw.......