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    • CHÂTEAU D’AYDIE, White, 2013

      (South-west, France)

      The Property


      Since 1927, three generations of winegrowers have succeeded each other at the Château Aydie. The Laplace family has a place in the appellation’s history, holding the title “Owner - Harvester” in: AOP Madiran and AOP Pacherenc du Vic Bilh. At the Château d’Aydie, a variety of cuvees are produced on the estate’s 58 hectares, to be offered to food and wine lovers the world over.

      Location : Madiran

      Soil : Clay-limestone, sandy soil

      Planting density : 8 000 feet / hectare

      Yield : 8 000 feet / hectare

      Grape varieties : Array

      Age of the vine : 30 years in average


      The Wine


      Blending

      100% Petit manseng

      Aging

      Vinification and aging, some in oak and some in thorntree barrels, for 10 months. Bottling after aging.

      Vinification

      A small amount of Gros Manseng adds a touch of complexity. Hand harvesting. Slow pressing and light clarification. Cold fermentation for 10 to 15 days

      Tasting

      A silvery yellow, this wine is perfectly brilliant and clear. Exotic fruits and honeyed notes on the nose, a combination of delicacy and strength. The lively attack on the palate is in complete balance with the rich, fat structure. The finish is a caress of citrus fruits and a long vanilla sweetness, typical of grapes dried on the vine. This sweet wine has enormous potential.

      Food pairing

      To be drunk cold at 8° to 10°C, for the aperitif, with foie gras, cheese and the traditional spit-baked cake of the Pyrenees