Les Gravels sweet white 2018

12.60

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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 conditions2018 saw a very contrasted climate: after a rainy winter and a stormy spring, dry and hot weather set in and lasted from mid-July to the end of September. While during the grapes vegetative growth it was necessary to be very vigilant in the vineyards to fight against diseases, the summer allowed the grapes to ripen well. They were harvested between 12 and 24 October.
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 August 29th 2019.
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.

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