"Pale golden yellow. The nose shows a slightly candied pineapple quality but is perked up by lemon and mineral nuances. At once exotic and penetrating, with classic floral and spicy flavors dominating. A youthfully shy wine with a very long, noticeably chewy, tannic finish. Quite fresh and nicely balanced, showing sneaky concentration. "
Altenbourg Pinot Gris (VT)2018Pale yellow. Extremely reticent nose hints at citrus fruit and mint with aeration. Impressively concentrated and intense but not yet complex; quite sappy but still tastes even sweeter than its 50 grams per liter of residual sugar. The wine's moderately glyceral texture is nicely enlivened by ripe acidity and a deep spiciness. This should repay aging. About 30% botrytized fruit here, but not from a special selection, notes Blanck.