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Coteaux du Layon - Les Bretonnes

Grape variety: 100% Chenin

Terroir: Schists

Average age of the vines: 15 years

Average production volume: 100 Hectoliters

Aging: in oak barrels

Analysis: Alcohol 13% Vol + 100 g / liter (residual sugars)

Aging: can age 8-20 years

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Vinification

Manual harvest by successive sorting of grapes which have reached over maturity and show a concentration by the action of noble rot. After a very long vinification of 3 to 4 months entirely in barrels, the wine is aged for 6 months in barrels. It is bottled in June.

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Tasting

The yellow-gold color with green reflections will evolve into shades of old gold

On the nose: It is intense and complex with aromas of honey, flowers and exotic fruits, especially pineapple. It will later offer notes of gentians and polish.

The palate, powerful and opulent with a beautiful smoothness, makes this sweet wine a model of balance between mellowness and liveliness.

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Food / Wine Pairing

This sweet wine is the expression of Haut Layon schists.

Powerful and balanced, its exotic aromas of pineapple and lychee will go very well with your sweet and savory accords or pears au gratin with Roquefort.

Serve between 10 ° and 12 ° C. Do not hesitate to decant it after a few years in the cellar.

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