Fabrice Dodane (Domaine de Saint Pierre) - VDF Riesling 'RTT' 2021
Fabrice Dodane took over Domaine de Saint Pierre in 2011 after Philippe Moyne, the celebrated founder of the Domaine, passed. Aa a strong supporter of organics and biodynamics, Fabrice brought it into organic certification in 2012. The Dos d'Chat range was started after a hail storm decimated his crop, and this is his third year releasing wines under this fantastic négociant label.
The nose begins smoky and rather restrained, almost delicate and reductive, but with aeration intense fruit, sweet apricot and some blossom honey, plus mint, lychee and lime zest. On the palate with a juicy start, the acidity is crisp and a compact structure gives the Riesling a core, then there is also some charm, warm spiciness, some pepper, caraway and aniseed, the aroma lingers intensely and the intense body gives it length.