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.