Grape varieties: Chardonnay and muscadelle
Land: right bank of the Tarn, clay-limestone soils (4 plots)
Sweet white wine la Muscadelle Vieilles Vignes 2018 AOC Gaillac
Grape variety : Muscadelle 100 %
Land : Right bank : clayey-chalky soil (4 land patches)
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30000 bottles. The very low yield of Muscadelle gives the aromatic richness and the concentration needed for sweet white wines.
Hand harvested, the grapes go down into the pneumatic wine press using gravity. The grapes then undergo a static decantation for a while. The scraps are then filtered and will ferment in another area. Must fermentation is done under controlled temperature of 16 to 17 degrees.
The wine has a golden yellow colour and leaves thick legs on the glass. It has an intense nose with a strong concentration of pear and white peach and with overtones of honey and candied fruit (orange). In the mouth, the balance between acidity and mellowness is extremely well done. We find a nose of citrus fruit, pear and acacia flowers. Its concentration gives it the ability to age nicely. To be drunk young if you want to enjoy the flowery nose, but can also wait a few years. In this vintage, the qualities of the Muscadelle wine plant are beautifully brought out (aroma and finesse).
All the following Medias : television (F3, Canal +), radio (Europe 1, France inter), newspapers (Le Figaro, l’Express, etc) have paid tribute to this great wine. Jean Luc Petirenaud has recommended our vintage La Muscadelle in his T.V and radio programmes.
Food & Wine pairing
It is an aperitif wine, but also and mainly a great wine for a special occasion (Aperitif, Foie gras, Roquefort or desserts).