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CLAIRETTE RANCIO 2011
« Vendanges de Novembre »
AOC Clairette du languedoc
Naturally Sweet White Wine

Soil : rounded stones and gravel

Gapes : botrytised white Clairette (100%)

Harvest : hand-picking

Production : 9 hl/ha

Vinification : vinification in oak barrels.

Ageing : a 3-year (minimum) ageing period is required to be entittled to the Rancio appellation . But, for us, it is a 60-months ageing in barrels with no toping !

Bottling : at the estate with light filtration to better protect the structure of the wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage : once again, the Tramontane wind blowing from the Larzac brings freshness which the right phenolic ripeness and mineral character proceed from. A superb balance between acidity and freshness for wines that are both fresh and concentrated. A great vintage!

Eye : a golden yellow colour with orange reflections

Nose : a complex nose with aromas of dried apricot, quince, honey, walnut, plum ; subtle notes of vanilla and white blossoms...

Mouth : the palate is velvety and adds aromas of almond and prune with a mint finish. A surprisingly fresh and balanced wine, very original indeed.

Ageing Capacity: already pleasant to drink.

High cellaring potential

Serving Température: 6-8°C / 46°F

At the table : This sweet Rancio Clairette du Languedoc goes wonderfully well with braised foie gras, Roquefort, goat cheese with honey, pigeon pastilla with figs but also tarte Tatin, apricot crumble or lemon meringue pie… or can be drunk as an appetizer or a digestive drink.