Nectarines, grapefruits and honey with a salty and nutty aroma in the background. Very inviting nose, with a delicious soft and round palate. Very well balanced wine in the palate and a great finish
Since 1927, three generations of winegrowers have succeeded each other at the Chateau Aydie. Jean-Michel Baudet and his wife Francoise are the current owners and opt to make wines with as little intervention as possible: using strict quality control and sort the grapes by hand.
Petit & gros manseng are both white grapes prominent in the south-west of France, with Gascogne being one of the larger exporters. They both produce high intensity wines with stone fruits, green fruits, and floral and spicy aromas too.Madiran in the south-west is predominantly known for red wines, but does have a lot of white.
In Madiran, white blends are only allowed to include a maximum of 10% sauvignon blanc. So if you're not a fan of Sauv B, but like French whites, try this area of the south-west.
This wine goes through a process called lees stirring. Lees are the dead yeast cells from the grape skins, which when kept in add texture and body to the wine. This wine has the lees stirred every week, which encourages full contact with the lees and the wine.
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