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Les Gravels sweet white 2016


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Area of productionAOC Gaillac
Soil and climateThe vines are planted on a plateau corresponding to the 2° terrace of the Tarn river. The Domaine Rotier Terroir is composed of very nice gravelly soils.
Grape varieties80% Loin de l'Oeil, 20% Sauvignon
Climate conditionsAfter a mild and rainy winter, vines rapidly grew and harvest looked promising. Flowering was late but in good conditions. Summer without too hot weather, with very dry August but cool nights, led to a good quality harvest, well balanced, which occured between October 5th to 24th.
Type of winemakingThe must fermented at 18°C and the fermentation has been stopped (with cold settling and filtration to avoid adding too much sulfites) to keep around 75 g/l of residual sugar.
Type of ageingAgeing in tanks lasted a few months, only to keep the fruitiness of the wine. Bottled on September 11th 2017.
Tasting notesIntense nose with scents of citrus and white fruit (peach). The mouthfeel is soft and fresh, with a very nice balance between richness and acidity.
Food recommandationIt should be served between 8-10°C. It is stunning as an aperitif, and will match perfectly with foie gras and fresh fruit desserts.
Medals & pricesGold medal at South West Wine Competition Toulouse 2018.
Silver medal at Paris Wine Competition 2017.


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