Autumn is officially here, but we are clinging to the last rays of sunlight and hoping for an Indian summer. And we have found a perfect wine to go into the weekend and it comes from a country not known for its wines.
When we think of Luxembourg we don’t really think of wine making, but the country is situated not far from two of the greatest white wine districts in the world, the Alsace in France and Mosel-Sahr-Ruhwer in Germany. So it should come as no surprise to learn that they actually make some fine wines here as well and this weeks wine i a suburb white that is very easy to drink.
The Domaine “Clos des Rochers “ estate has been owned and managed by the Clasen family, since in the 19th century. The 16 hectares of vines belonging to the Domaine “Clos des Rochers” are spread across the best slopes of the villages of Grevenmacher and Wormeldange as well as in the village of Ahn. The vines are exclusively planted with noble varieties, Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Clos des Rochers Grevenmacher Fels Auxerrois 2021 - 285,- kr
Sharp and lemony on the nose. In the mouth the acidity shines through, and one automatically thinks of riesling, but then the wine takes an unexpected turn and becomes fuller and richer with a very nice body. It is long and elegant and very easy to drink. Will work very well with all white fish dishes and as an aperitif.