LAST 10 BOTTLES OF THIS VINTAGE. Gorgeous late picked dessert wine and sensational value for money. Recieved a star in the Guide Hachette 2018- France’s most presigious wine guide.
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The sweet wines of Jurançon are amongst the great sweet/dessert wines of the world and great value for money. This is an excellent example- luscious complex fruit, balance, length and not too sweet on the finish.
Grapes: This wine uses 60% Gros Manseng and 40% Petit Manseng.
Winemaking techniques: The wines are not botrytised, in fact it is said that the thick skin of the manseng grapes protects against rot. A long dry autumn allows the wines to dry on the vine and concentrate flavours. Fermentation and vinification occurs in oak barrels for the Petit Manseng, which gives an added complexity. The Gros Manseng is fermented and vinified in stainless steel.
Our tasting notes: Shiny gold/yellow colour. On the nose complex citrus and peach tones. The balance is excellent, complex citrus and stone fruits. Moelleux means sweet but unlike many dessert wines from Australia this wine has a drier finish. They can be consumed on their own (often the French would have them as an aperitif) with pate, cheeses and it is absolutely delicious with fruit desserts.
Reviews: One star in the Guide Hachette 2018 here is our translation : ” Three months in small oak barrels and 6 months in large barrels, this dessert wine has a subtle nose with scents of flowers, peach, bananas, honey, quince and spices. Alive in the mouth opening out to an ample and balanced palate with good acid. ”
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