Lightmotif White Blend 2014 Sine Qua Non
€ 252,89 (incl. Vat)
Starting with the whites and a rich, thrillingly concentrated and unctuous wine from Manfred, the 2014 White Wine Lightmotif is made from 47% Roussanne, 21% Chardonnay, 14% Petite Manseng, 11% Viognier and 7% Marsanne that spent 19 months in a combination of concrete eggs, new French oak, neutral barrels and a tiny portion in stainless steel. Coming from close to equal parts Eleven Confessions, Cumulus and Bien Nacido vineyards, this beauty sports a medium gold color to go with a rich, layered profile that carries tons of ripe peach, honeycomb, pineapple, flowers and citrus. Pure, elegant and silky on the palate, with full-bodied richness, it never puts a foot wrong, is ethereally textured and has a great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Offers a bold, smoky note of bacon fat up front, with toasted cumin aromas. Rich and creamy in texture, but the pear, spice and lemon zest flavors are subtle compared to the bold, toasty overlay, which lingers on the finish. Roussanne, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Viognier and Marsanne.