Region: South of France, Rivesaltes
Color: Bright amber colour with browny green glints
Aroma: A discreet and elegant wine with delicious aromas of burnt caramel and coffee beans.
Tasting Notes: Warm and full-bodied, flavours of walnut, grilled dried fruits, spices and rancio with a smoky touch.
Food Pairings: Delicious with walnut cake, chocolate desserts, Vieux Cantal cheese
Grape Variety: White Grenache, Grey Grenache and Alexandria Muscat
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.