Characteristics of the vintage
The 2017 vintage is characterised by a rich concentration and substantial quantities, which surprised us given the eventful growing season. After a cold January, mild early spring, cool and rainy periods were alternating with hot and dry days. The grapes reached maturity earlier than usual, the botrytis came on fully ripe grapes and developed intensely, providing highly botrytised grapes with creamy structure and beautiful aromatics.
It presents a gold colour. The very fresh nose reveals stone fruits andfloral aromas. Fleshy, quite roundin the mouth, with ripe acids. The finish has an elegant bitterness and minerals.
All the clusters were destemmed and had a few hoursof skin contact before pressing. The wine was fermented in stainless steel vats.
The wine was aged for one yearinoak barrels of225 litres. Bottled in June 2019.
Careful selection of entirely botrytised clusters or part of clusters between the 2ndand 28thof October.
Outstanding aperitif. Perfect accompaniment to foie gras. Also excellent with sea-fish dishes made with creamy sauce and lemon, duck dishes with fruit, and not so sweet desserts, fruits and cheeses. Ready to drink from the moment it is bottled. Thanks to the barrel ageing, it will develop in complexity during the next ten to fifteen years. To enjoy to its fullest, serve cool (11-13°C). After opening, it can be kept in the fridge for two weeks.