A short interlude in the middle of the Languedoc organic/biodynamic wine coverage ... We opened a bottle of the Domaine Trapet Beblenheim Riesling we were given when we visited Domaine Trapet back in October (a visit I've yet to write up).
It's made by Jean Louis Trapet's wife Andrée in Alsace and is absolutely textbook Alsace riesling: piercingly intense, pure and appley with just a touch of citrus. It was a brilliant match with some duck paté with green peppercorns but went equally well with seared salmon with leeks and with Gorwydd Caerphilly, suggesting it's a great food wine. I can also imagine it working with Chinese, Thai and milder Indian food.
The Trapet estates are farmed biodynamically.
You can buy the 2006 vintage from Corney and Barrow.