I know it’s a little unfair to compare apples to oranges. And, well, it’s really more exactly like comparing grapes to alfalfa. Yeah. Alfalfa wine. I know. Let it be noted that I’m and old-world, old-school kind of guy when it comes to wine, and generally am not interested in new and innovative products that try to reinvent what in my opinion has already been refined for hundreds of years elsewhere. But an alfalfa wine. And I scored it 92-94+ points.
On the nose: One of the most notable items is the level of concentration on the nose – this is a big, complex wine, regardless of its vegetative origin. It frequently and intensely showed honeyed apricot as a good late harvest or ice wine might have from
The palate: Also well concentrated, and lots of similar elements show up. One notable item is that it doesn’t have the searing acidity that some dessert and even other fruit wines from
Add to all that pontificating that it’s organic, and one of the only wines produced in my home-province by a winery that’s having to create itself an industry. Quite the start.