The Dove Speaks

Domaine La Colombe
Féchy 2020
Féchy AOC La Côte
100% Chasselas
Demeter biodynamic certification, indigenous yeast
Féchy, Vaud, Switzerland
Laura Paccot (4th generation) and her La Colombe team

Warm golden glass. Breathing in white donut peaches/apricots, pears, apples, and all of their blossoms on a breeze followed by toast, and a bit of welcome smoke. All of the scents are right there in the taste and a lively round depth of personality, a spark of citrus, and a basil bit on the back that turns into mint which makes sense…they’re in the same family.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: goes floral

La Colombe aka “The Dove” actually comes from the coat of arms given to the family way back in 1356 for their help with a peace treaty, and the serene bird now graces their wines. Laura’s father Raymond (3rd gen) was one of the early backers of biodynamics (since 1999) in Switzerland. It’s so weird to think that not so long ago some thought you would end up with a not so fine wine going that route. Just going to let the dove speak about their natural philosophy, “It is not about applying a technique to better master life and produce better wines; on the contrary, it’s about letting yourself be inspired and having confidence in the dynamics of life, in order to… learn to live! This calls for a collaboration between the attention of the human being and what nature provides. It’s a return to observing and understanding nature’s enchanting diversity, it’s not a simple “laisser-faire” approach – living wine is not wild wine. We are in civilized wine, wine of emotion. So that’s enough fuss and excessive politeness. Make way for authenticity.” 🕊

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An Ancient Grape for Modern Times

Winzerkeller Auggener Schaf
Gertie and Max 2019
Produced & Bottled for Willie Glückstern Selections
Gutedel QbA Trocken
Markgräflerland, Baden, Germany

Pretty dainty straw yellow. Inhaling melon, grapefruit (but not overly strong…this ain’t an IPA), nuttiness, and vanilla. Sipping lemon/citrus, pear, melon, and dragging a honeysuckle stamen over my tongue. There’s also something mineral and some almond going on.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: this is the best ever pairing. They are meant for each other. Nothing changes except the sweetness is heightened

For all of you thinking this bottle was picked for it’s cute label, well sorry to disappoint you. This was picked for the delightful wine it truly is and the Gutedel grape is it made from. Gutedel (also known as Chasselas in other places) can be traced back 5000 years ago being cultivated by the Egyptians. Spread from there to the Romans and Greeks and then transported to France and Germany and elsewhere and is still spreading even to the UK from what I’m finding. For the best I’d stick with Markgräflerland.

Back to the label, yes the vineyard mice are enchanting…so enchanting that I googled mice wine thinking others may have used them in their art. Well, don’t google it. You won’t like what you find. It’s horrific. It’s something you can’t unsee. Just stick with enjoying another glass of Gertie and Max. I’m on my second hoping it will help me forget.

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