This 2019 vintage was quite a good year for most of the Gaillac winemakers, thanks to the frost being late and no hailstorm. Spring rains helped our vineyards to resist heavy summer heats and droughts, allowing it to mature, and without bothering the harvest. Though, we had to be patient before harvesting them to their full maturity, the sunny days off-season helped us waiting for the right moment.
This year’s white wines are elegant and fresh, carried by a nice structure. The wine’s fatness is developed all along the vinification.
The grapes are harvested in the early morning, “fresh” so that the grapes are pressed at a good temperature (between 8 ° C and 14 ° C) to prevent any early oxidation phenomenon. 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. The yeasts often continue their work for a fortnight, at temperatures between 12 and 16 Celsius 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.
Unlike other white wines, we preserve the carbonic gas released during fermentation and then proceed to dissolve it into the wine, it’s the “pearl” of this typical wine.
Appearance: pale yellow with green reflection, a crown of drops is visible on the rim of the glass.
Aroma: White flowers notes are revealed letting appear a touch of pear.
Taste: Lively and elegant with a nice fruity taste supported by the gas of the « pearl ».
Food pairing: In aperitif or with a platter of seafood. It is a fantastic with oyster and crab.
Can be keptup to 2 years.