We know we're asking a lot to take a chance on this dry white wine from a region most of you haven't heard of, made of grape varieties you've never experienced. But it is a very cool white wine, not unlike a richly textured French Sauvignon Blanc without the herbaceousness.
Abymes is an appellation located in the foothills of the French Alps near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Labbé is one of the region's top estates, making wines from the local grape Jacquéres. What drew me to this wine was its freshness, its silky mouthfeel and the minerally flavor that never quits!
To be honest, we've tried to feature an Abymes as Wine of the Month before, but supplies are usually scant for this little-known area. Locals and tourists seem to drink these wines all up, especially with the cheesy fondues and dishes of the region.
If you love dry white wines, you should have no problem with this very pleasant wine, especially because it is so bright in the mouth. I predict once you've consumed a bottle, you'll kick yourself for not buying more. Besides, it contains less than 12% alcohol, so you can drink more! Maybe even for lunch!
And it's absolutely delicious!