Alsace AOC, France; 12% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 22 March. Another customer came to the same conclusion I did and cleaned out the remaining 30 bottles on 25 March.
Despite being put off by the recent Pinot Noir from Alsace, this wine looked quite intriguing to me, so I bought one when the sale started. It’s certainly not like my favorite southern French rosés, but it is quite good for the price.
Seedboy wrote that this wine is “nice and crisp and minerally with just enough fruit.” When I opened it, I found it a little fuzzy and funky, but after being open a bit, it “clarified” and became very clear-tasting and elegantly structured. I tasted quince jelly, yellow apple, rose hip, orange roses, with crystalline minerality. Really beautiful and delicious.
The next day, the second half in the fridge was more fruity but less structured, still tasty but falling a little flat. Overall, still Thumbs Up.