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.

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