Dinner Party II
This pack features (l to r):
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Kiss Kiss Maddie's Lips 2020
Delicious dark rosé sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Madeleine (hence the name). Very juicy red fruits, hints of spice, herbs, and pure joy. The kind of sparkling wine where one bottle never seems to be enough. Bags of fun yet serious at the same time. Fans of Nirvana's early work should recognise the inspiration for the name.
(Burgundy, France) Domaine de Thalie - Les Pierres Levées 2018
This is proper white Burgundy. Chardonnay from a single vineyard on marl and limestone soils, vinified in steel tanks and aged in old barrels for one year and in bottle for an additional year. This is from a high altitude site where phenolic ripeness is achieved with the perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Linear but textured, rounded but retrained, this is the sort of Chardonnay that fascinates us. Great tension and salinity, and so much joy and complexity.
(Chinon, Loire, France) La Niverdiere - Renaissance 2019
A pure and energetic Cabernet Franc from one of the region's up and coming talents. Martine Budé's wines have such a distinct delicate touch, and are the epitome of purity. Juicy dark fruits with savoury notes, a soft structure, and a long spicy finish. All of her wines are vinfied in infusion style and aged in concrete vats to conserve a true expression of her terroir.
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Steffensberg Spatlese 2013 (SWEET)
A stunning and lean Mosel Riesling Spätlese. Super enticing and exciting aromatic, very zesty, limy, peachy. A sweet wine that will hit you with sweetness upfront and will finish on an amazing level of acidity which makes this far from cloying. One of those rare sweet wines you will want various glasses of. Now with 8 years of age, the developed notes are starting to shine. Perfect as a pairing for most desserts, especially well suited to fruity desserts. Or as a lovely end to a meal.