Hazelnuts, honey, walnut skins, ripe blossoms, spiced apples, tarragon, and candied orange peel aromas are enticing. There is both a salty sea smell as well as an alpine air freshness. The contrast is haunting. The tannin development from the 25% skin contacted fermentation shows in the great texture while the acidity of the direct pressed half balances the wine beautifully with a nervy driving finish. Perhaps the most interesting element of this wine is that it is broad and rich in aroma and texture while remaining fresh and vibrant at the same time.