Baettig ferments this wine in larger 400-litre barrels (10% new) so the oak doesn’t overpower the fruit. There’s a wonderful clarity here, retaining beautiful aromatic notes of fig, honeydew melon and lime. The texture is excellent for the price point with an impressive mid-palate richness. The oak provides a lovely rippling textural quality to the wine, while retaining a fantastic, vibrant acidic backbone giving lovely tension. The fruit flavours are fresh and have that New World pristine quality, but never verge on the tropical. Superb – and just 13% alcohol.
FINE+RARE (May 2021) Drink 2021-2026
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