2020 La Petite Mort Qvevri Gentil
A blend of Gewürtztraminer and Muscat.
Despite the floral nature of these two Alsatian varieties, they complement and contrast each other brilliantly. The white blossom and “grapey” aromas of the Muscat provide a base line and the rose and lychee of the Gewürz sit on top to create exotic layers of fruit, spice and flowers. But this is not a sweet wine, and the dryness of the palate with the tannin from the skin contact reigns in the sweet-seeming aromas and tightens up the oily-glycerol tendencies of the Gewürz.