Nautique Esprit de Blanc
The Nautique 2008 Esprit de Blanc , a steel-fermented blend of 88% chardonnay, 6% riesling and 6% pinot grigio, clearly was made with our local bounty of seafood in mind.
The nose is bright and citrusy with lemon, grapefruit, orange blossom and a subtle grassiness not unlike sauvignon blanc.
The palate is snappy and mouthwatering with fresh lemon-lime, orange peel and just-ripe peach flavors that linger on a dry, crisp finish. Some apple flavors emerge as the wine warms toward room temperature.