Bottle Size: 75cl
Region/Country: Gascony, France
Grape: Colombard 75%, Ugni Blanc 25%
Features: Vegetarian, Vegan
Closure: Screw cap
Winemaker: Samantha Bailey & Guillaume Letang
Allergen info: Contains sulphites and no other allergens
The rolling hills between the scattered medieval towns and villages of Gascony are predominately white wine country. Designated Pays de Gascogne in 1982, it was here that Paul Boutinot was drawn to source his white wines from the locally grown Colombard and Ugni Blanc grape varieties. Vines are trained using the Guyot system and vigorous grape selection is used to capture the fresh aromatics and flavour of this Blanc de Blancs from the southwest province of Gascony. On delivery to the cellar, the grapes are cooled by gas (CO2), undergo maceration pelliculaire for 6-15 hours, then pneumatic pressing, and debourbage a froid. Alcoholic fermentation is started by cultured yeast and once fermentation is complete, the wine is conserved on the lees to retain maximum freshness. The DemiSec has a softer, rounder palate than the Sec thanks to the subtle addition of an extra 2g/l residual sugar.
The deliciously fresh and aromatic nose has intense citrus and pear notes. A soft palate with a delicate floral character.
An easy quaffer really that you could have with almost anything!