Every once in a while I buy something just because I love it, without the slightest consideration of whether it will sell or not. Such is the case with my friend here, a blend of Riesling and Auxerrois varieties grown in the French region of Alsace.
People are easily scared by Riesling, which can be quite sweet in some cases. This wine is not sweet. It is bone dry. It has great aromatics and a lively taste, coupled with a very reasonable 12% abv. Like so many "natural" or "minimal intervention" wines, it comes across very much as an agricultural product rather than a wine that bears the heavy hand of a winemaker.
This wine would be perfect for drinking on a fishing trip. Or at an art gallery opening. Or on a Thursday. Potential food pairings include literally anything. Honestly I could drink this like lemon lime Gatorade.
Please note that this is a ONE LITER bottle. 50% Riesling 50% Pinot Auxerrois. Serve very cold.