Region:   South of France, Rivesaltes

Color:   Shimmering, with old gold and an amber hues

Aroma:   Intense and complex. Lemon marmalade, candied orange peel along with beeswax

Tasting Notes:   Fresh maple syrup, with delicate aromas of toast and grilled hazlenuts. Deep and long candied orange peel finish.

Food Pairings:   A lovely match for foie gras, orange cake, and pastry made with honey

Grape Variety:   Macabeu, 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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