27/01/2020 – Charles Baur, Alsace Muscat 2017

(2020) Muscat d’Alsace may not be the most famous variety of the region, but it is distinctive and in the hands of a producer like Baur, makes for fascinating and delicious drinking. Very pale in colour, the nose offers up thos musky, floral aromas so typical of the Muscat family of grape varieties, but there's a hint of a more serious, grippy fruit skin character too. In the mouth the merest hint of sweetness in a basiclly dry wine, but such lovely tang and clarity, mouth-watering lemon zest acidity and little spice and grapefruit pith notes too in an impeccably balanced wine.

One response to “27/01/2020 – Charles Baur, Alsace Muscat 2017

  1. I didn’t know that Muscat could be dry. I usually see Muscat and run the other way. I think of Asti Spumanti, which to me is like liquid cotton candy. I’ve ever seen Muscat in the Alsacian section the wine store. Are there other areas that also make a dry Muscat?

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