We are participating in The Label Project, a global initiative to go beyond the label, uncover the true character of the wine inside the bottle, and the uniqueness of the region behind it. Over 140 bloggers from 12 different countries are invited to participate.
You will recall our little journey began with a book. Then we received 3 wines and clues to help determine the region of the wine and the varietal. You can play along too. See if you can guess the wine! Add your comment below or to the original post for your guess of the Varietal and the Producing Region. Any United States’ resident who guesses all three correctly will have his or her name placed in a drawing to win one prize of a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant local to their area from Another Wine Blog!
Here are the Clues
Varietal Clues for Wine 1:
1. Hints of honeydew melon aromas.
2. Palate of lemon pith.
3. Underlying creamy texture.
Regional Clues for Wine 1:
1. It lies between two other major and much older wine regions.
2. Its macroclimate is cool but within the region there are many varied typographies, soils and mesoclimates.
3. It is famous for its fruit produce including cherries, pears and apples.
This straw-colored white has a nose of lemon zest and pineapple. Clean bright fruit on the palate with excellent minerality and acidity. Good acidity with just enough malolactic fermentation to provide creamy, but not flabby, undertones.
A New World take on an Old World standard.
We paired with a triple-cream cheese, sourdough toast and roasted duck with an apricot glaze.
*Our clue atomizer sprays reminded us of 1) Meyer lemon zest 2) Honeydew Melon and 3) Buttered Toast (or perhaps Jiffy Pop popcorn)
To Enter Our Contest:
Please enter your guess of Varietal and Region in the Comments below. Make sure you include both the name of the Varietal and the Producing Region. You must comment and provide your guess to each of three wines to be entered in a drawing to win the $50 restaurant gift certificate. Contest open to only U.S. Residents. Enter by Friday, September 28, 2012.