Kinky white, with a bite. Fennel, flowers and a hazy shade of lemon zest. Helios, Riesel, Cabernet Blanc, Muscaris from Adam Dijkstra, Groesbeek (NL)..
Batch of 1333 bottles
Going Dutch! As an urban winery in Amsterdam, producing an experimental line of wines, we must - of course - produce a wine of Dutch grapes. Groesbeek is an old little town, in the Eastern Netherlands, that’s actually known for its vineyards amongst wine connoisseurs.
She may not sound super Nordic but Helios does very well in Nordic countries such the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and even Central Russia. This grape is a relatively new grape variety and is known for early harvest. The helios grapes we get from our partner in Groesbeek are white colored, but in some areas the helios grape has a rather pink color.
Riesel sounds like family of Riesling and surprise: she is family of the riesling grape!
Just like helios, cabernet blanc is a quite new grape variety. She’s a crossing of the well known sauvignon blanc and other grape varieties. Sauvignon is a very vulnerable grape and one may say that cabernet blanc is actually an improved and more Dutch-climate-proof version of that.
Muscaris sounds like the solaris grape and muscat grape, doesn’t it? That’s because it’s a crossing of these two.
What’s so experimental about it?
Did we mention 4 different grapes? From the Netherlands?
The story behind the bottle
At Chateau, we know our partners. We know how they grow their grapes, we know when they harvest and we occasionally know their wife’s name. Which in this case is Amanda.
Asparagus, crispy fresh veggies,