Name: Humagne Blanc
Producer: Robert Gilliard
Region/Country: Valais, Switzerland
Grape Varietal(s): Humagne Blanche
Consumed: At home
Recommended By: The wine store owner in Lausanne
Cost: 30 CAD
Bottle Presentation: Elegant, beautiful bottle and label.
Appearance: Light gold.
Nose: Minerals, flowers, and pears.
Taste: Toastiness, minerals, and flowers, with a nice amount of acidity, despite being aged in barrel. It seemed to open up and soften after an hour, so it is well worth decanting even though it is a white.
Finish: Minerals and flowers, which left an enduring impression.
Overall Impression: An interesting wine with nice amounts of acidity and toastiness. It paired well with chicken, pork sausage, grilled red pepper, and strong cheese, which seems to make it quite versatile, at least in terms of pairings. As I have come to learn, the Humagne Blanche grape is grown mainly in the Valais region of Switzerland.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 84/100