“An original and gastronomic blend” according to winemaker Guillaume at Vieil Armand, this 50/50 blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris just works so well, the zinging zestiness of the Riesling softened out by the elegant and floral Pinot Gris.
Gold in colour, punchy aromas just leap of out the glass, zesty lime and tropical stone-fruit characters like apricot and mango. Racy on the palate, there’s a piquant, citrus open, softening on the mid-palate with hints of pineapple and pear, and some lovely savoury and floral notes like honeysuckle on the dry finish.
This is dry so works well as a refreshing and different aperitif, but comes into its own with slow-roasted pork, tandoori or satay chicken, or any shellfish, particularly prawns.
The “Happy” range of wines from Vieil Armand have been undergoing organic conversion in the vineyards in the last few years, with the 2020 wines the first to be certified organic.
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