There are times in evolution when certain extremely important progenitors get very active, and those with high levels of potential fecundity are allowed, due to favorable, environmental & biological conditions, enjoy accelerated reproductive success. Gouias Blanc was one such ‘mother’. This variety was responsible for over 80 different new vine varieties, and Gouais’ favorite mate was Pinot Noir. Gouais Blanc is now nearly extinct, but her children live on. The March 8th 2013 Routier will explore three of these numerous progenies.
The Descendants & Lovers: Progeny of Pinot Noir & Gouais Blanc.
2010 Riesling (Dönnhoff-Nahe,Germany) $17
2009 Furmint (Szepsy-Tokaj, Hungary) $39
2007 Blaunfränkisch ‘Chevalier’ (Iby, Horitschon, Mittelburgenland, Austria) $32