La Vie Dansante Wines

2016 Aubade – $28

Small Photo of Aubade Bottle

54% Grenache Blanc – 34% Roussanne – 12% Picpoul Blanc

An “Aubade” is a love song that a gentleman sings to his lover in the morning, promising to return that evening.

Like its namesake this wine opens brightly with a breath of green apple and apple blossoms, entices you with notes of citrus zest, and then lingers on the palate with a pleasing spiciness reminiscent of persimmon and honey. Although this is a light white blend it has the body to stand up to a more substantial pairing. Our friend, wine columnist Stacy Briscoe, enjoyed her bottle with Grilled Swordfish Steak on top of Coconut Rice with a garnish of Mango Salsa – and we couldn’t agree more!

Alc: 13.8% pH: 3.39 TA: 6.4g/L RS: 0.1g/L