Coteaux du Layon AOC
Sweet white wine
The development of Botrytis cinerea as noble rot is favoured by alternating dry and wet periods. The damp nights, dew and morning mists of the Layon valley will stimulate the fungus, while the autumn sun of the afternoon will restrict its growth. So the specific conditions are met to develop a great sweet wine.
"Nice bright golden yellow colour with hints of apple, rhubarb and well-ripe comice pear. The whole underlines the oak that gives it a milky, toffee profile. The wine isn’t dominated by its botrytis character. The mouth, full and smooth, expresses the perfect integration of sweetness and balance. In the finish, the acidity balances the sweetness: the whole is digest and harmonious."
Grape: 100% chenin blanc.
Viticulture: The vineyard is run under Integrated Pest Management with no plant protection products or synthetic fertilizers.
Soil: Vines of 30 years old on a clay and shale soil.
Vinification: Pneumatic pressing, natural fermentation and aging 6 months in vat.
Analysis: 12% alcohol - 50 g/l residual sugar.
Bottled at the property.
To be consumed fresh (10°C), this wine may be enjoyed as an aperitif or easily with : Giblet salads and duck breast, cheeses such as bleu d’Auvergne, Fourme d’ambers, Roquefort, Peer tarts and marzipan pastry, and with apricot or rhubarb tarts.