Wine Spectator 92 - You might not wait three days for a $20 wine to come around, but since I didn’t know it was a $20 wine, I waited. And what had seemed reductive slowly turned toward an ornate, flintlock complexity, then turned brighter, with mouthwatering mineral intensity. Pour it with salmon rillettes and consider the talents of Laurent Kraft, who took over his family’s 8.5 acres of vines in 1992 and has built up a 47-acre domaine, consistently presenting some of the cleanest, freshest wines in Vouvray.
Full to medium-bodied, slightly off-dry on the finish. A rich tropical nose belies the drier palate. Baked pear, kiwi, lime and flowers on a fruity mid-palate followed by a beautifully acidic finish showing a hint of marzipan.
Food Pairing: Smoked trout, baked scallops, rillette, fruit and almond desserts, and young creamy cheese.