Each grape was hand harvested and double sorted before it made its way into the final production to maximize concentration and complexity. The piercing gold color is your first hint at the wine’s intense style. A long growing season really helped the wine’s aromas evolve gradually. There is orange blossom, quince paste and herbs in the nose with a light touch of minerality. Drinking this wine is such a treat. I love how the refreshing flavors of zingy citrus and passion fruit are so concentrated without being heavy and cloying. This wine is so complex! I also get hints of lavender honey and white flowers before the wine’s vibrant finish full of pear skin and mineral takes over. Drinking this wine would be marvelous with a pan roasted monkfish and tarragon butter or clams in a light fennel broth but basically, if it swims, you should eat it while drinking this wine.