100% Muscat à petits grains
Vines selected on the hillsides in the south of the appellation. Soils made up of sand and safres (sandstone) from the Miocene period. Southern exposure. Approximately 120m altitude, provides of freshness and energy.
Harvest 20th August 2018.
Fully manual picking in 12kg cases at optimum ripeness and manual sorting. Destemming of the entire harvest. Cold maceration (3°C for about 5 hours) for a part of the cuvée. Pressing, cold settling and fermentation under strict temperature control (14 ° C). At 110g per liter of residual sugar, the fermentation is stopped by rapid cooling of the tank to 0°C followed by alcohol fortification. 3% of the wine is aged 6 months in 275 liters Laurus oak barrels (barrels of one wine from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).
Production : 3000 bottles
Bottled on 5th June 2019
Bright, yellow gold colour. An intense nose of white flowers, quince jelley and white peach notes. Smooth and velvety texture with lively pear and peach flavours. The rich sweetness is beautifully balanced by a brisk acidity, leaving a bright and refreshing finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 10-12°C
Fresh figs with goat cheese and honey
Semi-cooked duck foie gras
Age of vines & yield:
Vines aged between 30 and 40 years
Yield of 12 Hl/ha