Blanc Doux Mélodie 2019
Harvest date: the 28th of October and the 4th of November 2016
Appellation: IGP Côtes du Tarn
Winemaker: Olivier JEAN
Grape Variety: 50 % Muscadelle, 50 % Loin de l’œil
Soil: Clay and limestone
Yield: 45 hl/ha
Bottling: At the estate in 750 ml bottles and in 500 ml bottles
Certification: Organic wine certified by ECOCERT
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This year’s harvest has been a particularly mild one for Gaillac. Spring rains helped our vineyards to resist heavy summer heats and droughts, allowing it to mature, and without bothering the harvest. The grapes slowly developed plenty of great aromas. The flavours are often characterised by warm tones, and they can be kept and will evolve nicely.
The grapes are picked fresh, early in the morning to be pressed at the right temperature, between 8 and 14 Celsius degrees, to avoid any chance premature oxidisation of their juices. This way keep the individual character of each variety. Grapes are then placed in a pneumatic press which carefully preserves them from excessive crushing. The so-called ‘must’ passes into stainless steel tanks which are temperature controlled, then it is racked. This process eliminates any coarse particles which would suppress any delicate flavour.
We are now at the crucial stage where the alcoholic fermentation changes grape juice into the wine you will be able to taste today. Yeast is about to work for about two weeks, at temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees. Sustaining these temperatures allows the yeasts to work very slowly, to their full scope, and thereby the wines develop their maximum flavours – alchemy at work.
Regarding sweet whites, the most important part is to find the right balance between sugar, alcohol, and acidity. It is imperative to taste the wine every day to stop the fermentation by filtration at the right time.
Appearance: straw-colored with golden reflection.
Aroma :the first impression is warm and concentrated with notes of honey and candied fruits. We discover flavours of sweet spices and saffron, chilled by light camphor notes.
Taste: The sweetness is the stand for the exuberance of the fruit. The spicy final notes give this wine subtlety and elegance.
Food pairing: with foie gras or on a gingerbread toast with Roquefort. Can be kept up to 8 years.
Can be kept upto 8 years