This was gifted me by a friend (thank you, Bruce) because he knew my penchant for weird stuff:
1. Dom.des Berioles Tresaille IGP: Val de Loire (100% Tressallier; 13.5%; American Northwest Distributors/Seattle; BeckyWasserman & Co) Jean Teissedre/Cesset/St.Pourcain 2018: Light yellow color;strong very mineral/chalky/terroir-driven light aromatic/pear/quince slight spicy/cardamon very attractive/perfumed nose; quite tart/tangy/bit steely slightly rich strong stony/chalky/mineral light floral/pear/quince/apple blossom classic terroir-driven Loire flavor; very long/lingering tart/steely/chalky/stony light floral/pear/apple blossom finish; a classic chalky/mineral terroir-driven Loire white at a very good price. $nc (BL)/$21.00
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Tressallier is a rare grape most commonly known as Sacy in NE & Central France. It is a natural cross of GouaisBlanc & one of the Pinots, which makes it a full sibling of Chard, which suggests it did not come from Italy which was once claimed. The richness of this wine suggests something akin to a Chard. Clearly a grape they should be planting all up&down the coast of Calif.
Tom


Edited by TomHill (07-17-2020 17:32:39)