Lydian by Avennia Winery “Alto” Columbia Valley, 2020
This Columbia Valley blend is a fresh & fun take on a white Bordeaux. Bright, lifted notes of citrus peel are underpinned by a rich mouthfeel of pineapple and yellow grapefruit.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Valley
GRAPES: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
PRACTICE: Sustainable, organic
COLOR: Medium yellow
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Citrus peel, wet stone
FLAVOR: Pineapple, yellow grapefruit, rich texture
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
This blend is ideal for pairing with dishes such as lighter white fish (cod, halibut) with beurre blanc, asparagus risotto, arugula salad with lemon and parmesan, crab or lobster with English pea ravioli, or angel hair pasta with basil pesto.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“Lydian was established in 2019 as a new way to experience Washington wine. The team behind the fast-rising success of Avennia brings you another delicious wine that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of wine appreciation and a fresh take on Washington terroir.
In music, Lydian refers to a mode, or scale that is used as a building block for some of the world’s oldest and newest masterpieces. This happy sounding mode brings joy on its own, yet when molded and crafted by talented musicians can become a work of timeless art.
We believe Washington vineyards produce some of the finest building blocks in the world. With these grapes, and the collective talent behind those growing and working with them, Lydian wines can be as complex, nuanced, and profound as any jazz classic.”*