A rich, expressive nose characterized by citrus notes—blood orange rind comes to mind—and ripe grapey scents with suggestions of wood and fresh tatami mat. Distant, dusky floral hints as well. Less opulent than some white Burgundies, but has presence—its own kind of quiet power—along with elegance and delicacy. Beautiful, long, lingering acid on the finish makes this wine seductive and already drinkable, but likely to improve with more time in bottle.
Food pairing: Crab, lobster, seafood stew, grilled herbed fish