Hoffmann & Rathbone Blanc de Blanc 2011
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Producer: Hoffmann & Rathbone
Winemaker: Ulrich Hoffman
Tasting Note: A touch of blossom honey enriches the tart but ripe apple notes of the nose. On the palate that honeyed touch turns into lemony, golden shortbread while the tart apple notes are joined by fresh, ripe lemon. Thousands of tiny, pin-prick bubbles make for a creamy, elegant mousse. The contrast between honeyed, autolytic richness and bright, pure citrus is a joy. This wine is exciting and elegant, drawing you to its mellower, richer core. The purity on the finish is luminous and long.