Fresh basil, quince and lychee mingle immediately on the nose. There’s a softness of yellow peach that comes in next. This is a wonderfully complex pinot grigio, unlike thinner versions, with depth and viscosity. A Meyer lemon essence reminds one of homemade lemon bars with a buttery crust. The finish is clean and refreshing with a citrusy finish that begs for fresh seasonal delights.
Bright fruit of wild strawberry and raspberry dominate the nose, while an earthier undercurrent provides a base for the fruit. There is a slightly mentholated lift to the aromas. A very mild essence of porcini mushrooms lingers just below the surface. Mild cardamum spice lilts above. On the palate the fruit continues, especially the wild strawberry. Pleasant spice and toast mingle from the oak. The finish is long and lingering with hints of vanilla wrapped around pleasant acidity that beckons for food.
Deep, black plum is the major character here, with softer aromas of ripe apricot and black cherry. Mild notes of herbs de Provence wrap the fruit softly. Mild hints of French Oak add a sophistication to the wine, but in no way overpower. A beautiful plum skin vitality remains after the last sip for some time, bringing you back to the glass for more.