A perfumed nose suggests gardenias and other white flowers, sweet spice, earth, red apples, and cider. Medium body with tart acidity. Flavors of baked apple and apple peel predominate, but also offers chalky minerality, vegetation, and nutty, almond notes. Rich and complex, but pierced by refreshing acidity. Sweet, ripe fruit and a long, velvety finish make this appealing now—but it would be a shame to drink it so young. Likely to start really opening up in 2016–2017.
Food pairing: Serve with chicken