2016 Petit Blanc
Petit Blanc is a wine that is lithe but not light. It is fun and free of heavy-handed winemaking. No new oak, no malolactic fermentation, no battonage, no nonsense. A wine that hits way above its weight and delivers a strong quality/price ratio. A wine that you can readily be opened on a weeknight and pair with a variety of cuisine without putting a dent in your wallet.
The 2016 vintage of this unique blend is Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Roussanne dominant. Few other aromatic varieties like Muscat, Marsanne and Viognier are in the blend making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Green Citrus fruit, gooseberries, currants and touch of tropical fruits greet you on the nose. While orchard fruits are tasted on the mid palate, the finish and the core of this wine is citrus and gooseberry dominant.
Petit Blanc is extremely versatile with virtually endless pairings. We enjoy an endive salad and a fruit and cheese plate on for a sunny Sunday brunch, or orange roughy, quinoa and bacon wrapped scallops on a Friday evening.