Libellule is the French word for "dragonfly" — and it was these colorful, winged creature flitting through the flowers that came to mind when we tasted this vividly fragrant Gewürztraminer. With aromas of jasmine, ginger, citrus blossom and rose, this exemplary version of the variety exhibits an uncharacteristic acidity that buoys the vibrant flavors of citrus, lychee and apricot. Enjoy this exuberant wine with exotically spiced dishes that will bring out its intriguing nuances.
Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A 1954 law in France that's still on the books decrees that flying saucers may not fly over, take off from, or land on the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.