CLAIRETTE RANCIO 2011
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AOC Clairette du
Naturally Sweet White Wine
rounded stones and gravel
botrytised white Clairette (100%)
vinification in oak barrels.
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 !
at the estate with light filtration to better protect the structure of the wine.
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
a golden yellow colour with orange reflections
a complex nose with aromas of dried apricot, quince, honey, walnut, plum ;
subtle notes of vanilla and white blossoms...
the palate is velvety and adds aromas of almond and prune with a mint finish. A
surprisingly fresh and balanced wine, very original indeed.
already pleasant to drink.
6-8°C / 46°F
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.