Wink Lorch @winklorch is a wine writer I’ve followed for many years. About three years ago I received an email from Wink. She said that she was crowd funding a book on the Jura, a region in France still relatively unknown and seething (my word, not hers) with wonderful wine. Would I like to participate? “Well, yes dear Wink, I surely would” said I, sat back and waited.
The book, my beautiful book, arrived today. I’ve ordered a bottle, or two, of Domaine De L’aigle À Deux Têtes Les Clous Côtes Du Jura 2010, Henri Le Roy – Vintages 323618 $ 29.25. This is the review of the wine I’ll be drinking while reading my book. From Vintages Shop Online:
“Constituting the first harvest from his tightly-spaced replanting of this long-fallow slope; harvested already September 30; and amounting to only two barriques worth, Le Roy’s 2010 Cotes du Jura Les Clous leads with a greenhouse-like melange of floral and leafy scents that continue inner-mouth, accompanying a polished delicate matrix of apple, white peach, and lemon that I might have mistaken as issuing from Riesling. Iris and elder flower add allure to a gently satisfying, juicily persistent though, for its cepage, surprisingly understated finish. This may well gain allure over the next several years in bottle, though I also suspect that it will take these young vines a few years to find their voice … or should I say, the voice of their site? Score – 91. (David Schildknecht, erobertparker.com, June 2012)”
Did I say, in the acknowledgements, is my name. Tres exciting!