Region:   South of France, Rivesaltes

Color:   Fawn colour with red glints

Aroma:   Elegant with dried fruit aromas (dried apricots, dried figs), toasted almonds, walnuts, caramel and
vanilla reminiscent of the Vin Doux Naturel Rancio.

Tasting Notes:   Bitter nuts and creamy coffee with a grilled and smoky edge. A warm and smooth lingering wine with a liquorice flavour and a spicy after taste.

Food Pairings:   Excellent with foie gras, Paris-Brest pastry, Vieux Comté cheese or as a digestif on its own.

Grape Variety:   White Grenache and Grey Grenache

Alcohol Level:   16%

Vinification/Process:    Traditional white vinification, fermentation at controlled temperature. Maturing in tanks to start the process and then finished in barrels.

Notes/Facts:     In order to produce a Vin Doux Naturel (fortified sweet wine) the Mutage technique is applied. This process consists of adding a pure, neutral wine originating spirit containing 96% alcohol to the musts while they are in alcoholic fermentation, of a proportion of about 5 to 10% of the musts volume. This stops the action of the yeasts before they are able to transform all the sugar into alcohol.

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