« Cuvée Mirabelle » Monbazillac 2018
The Mirabelle Monbazillac Cuvée is a blend of 65% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscadelle.
This wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Grape variety : 65% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle / Appellation : A.O.P. Monbazillac / Region : South West of France / Oak maturation : 8 months in barrel fermented then aged (French oak barrel from 2 to 5 years) / Cellaring potential : 5 to 10 years / Alcohol : 13,4 % / Acidity : 3,6 g/l / pH : 3,6 / Residual sugar : 106 g/L
The vines are situated on clay-limestone soil, facing west and benefiting from
morning fogs. Since 2005, the vineyard has been converted to organic agriculture.
Vineyards are selected for their site, age and clone. The vines are harvested in green to obtain maximum brightness and optimal maturity. We only want weak vines to get more concentrated grapes, which are picked by hand. The grapes are pressed for 3 hours to extract all the juice and the result is more than 340 g / l of natural sugar. The wines are fermented in barrels and then aged on lees for 8 months.
The result is a rich and complex wine, with a lot of length. With aromas of
lemons, oranges, and asparagus, there is also a long taste of oak and yellow fruit flavors.
Perfect accompaniment with cooked or fresh foie gras, blue cheese or any dessert without too much sugar.Download the technical sheets