Chenin Blanc, Domaine Gayda, Pays d'Oc 50cl
- Chenin Blanc
- Exotic fruits, pineapple, apricot confit, orange confit, quince and honey.
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- French Country
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- Organic & Bio-Dynamic
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- Domaine Gayda is situated south East of Carcassonne in the Languedoc region of South West France. Known traditionally for its large area of vineyards producing volume table wines, things have changed rapidly over the last 5 to 10 years. The revolution of change is in full swing and Domaine Gayda is in the centre of the revolution. Fruit quality is at the centre of the winemaking philosophy. Sometimes alcohol levels can be quite high because Gayda always harvest the grapes at full ripeness and maturity to really ensure the fruit-tannins are smooth and rounded. This allows the wonderful flavours to express themselves fully without being withheld or disguised by green or unripe tannins. All of Gayda's viti and vini-culture is performed organically and biodynamically.
This vineyard was planted with Chenin Blanc after the discovery that morning mists appeared in the autumn giving a great opportunity to make a sweet Botrytis style wine. This unusual phenomenon (which is not guaranteed every year) can, under the right climatic conditions produce wines of intense sweetness and complexity. Cool, humid mornings followed by dry, sunny afternoons are essential to encourage the development of Botrytis. This is a labour intensive but rewarding process which requires several passes at harvest time to pick only those bunches or berries affected by Noble Rot. Shiny gold appearance. Pronounced nose of candied stone and exotic fruits, pineapple and apricot confit, orange confit, quince and honey. On the palate a powerful and intense sweetness is underpinned by a crisp backbone of acidity leading to a long and impressive finish.
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