2009 was the first vintage of this domaine with the first grapes from vines planted in 2006. 2009 was also the birth of my little boy Ezio, it seemed obvious to dedicate this first vintage to him. The hand-picked harvesting takes place in early November. The grapes are then transported in small crates of 12 kg. Fermentation is in oak barrels, followed by aging on lees for 12 months in barrels and 8 months in stainless steel.
The volumes vinified are very low: 3,300 bottles in 2009 and 5300 bottles in 2010 and 2011.
The 2011 vintage, on sale since early August 2015, is a powerful wine, underlined by a complex and rich aromatic range of ripe fruits, enhanced by a harmonious structure and a long finish.
The 2011 vintage was awarded a silver medal at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris.
This wine can be consumed alone as an aperitif or perfect with foie gras, white meats cooked sweet-savoury, roquefort and desserts.
2012 was the first years crop of this second wine, its name is that of the older sister of Ezio.
This wine is made exclusively from the grape variety Petit Manseng, harvested by hand in November.
Like its little brother, the fermentation takes place in barrels with aging on lees for eight months in barrels.
This "late" harvest, gives this wine a dry nose with aromas of ripe fruit that are typically found on sweet wines, with notes of ripe pineapple and exotic fruits.
The "attack" is fresh, the palate is round and generous, and the final a little lively, gives this wine a nice length and a nice freshness, all enhanced by a beautiful minerality.
The Saskia vintage of 2012 has only 2,000 bottles.
This gastronomic dry white wine is a perfect accompaniment with your preprandial aperitif, assorted cold meats, cured ham, grilled prawns, crustaceans, Pyreneen sheeps cheese, le Conté.
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