Our sweet white wine
Harvested late, its fruit gains in sweetness without losing its vitality thanks to its ripe aromas of citrus and apricot.
With a character like the Gros Manseng, it accompanies it with an advantage of finesse bringing notes of peach, exotic fruits (mango, passion-fruit, pineapple) and honey.
Related but ampelographically distinct, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng share nevertheless the aptitude of a late ripening, suitable for grapes that dry on the vine without being affected by rot.
This harvesting technique called raisining, makes it possible to obtain berries that are more concentrated in sugars in order to produce sweet wines.
The two varieties are generally blended and are differentiated especially during the refinement, prerogative of the Petit Manseng.
Complementary in aromas, on a gourmet palette evoking fruits of all origins (peach, pear, citrus, pineapple, mango…), they present in addition, a appreciable liveliness, guarantee of balance completed in a sweet context.
The inherent freshness in the style of these wines has the advantage of bringing a pleasant counterpoint to rich specialities like foie gras
In the same spirit of contrast, the mellow texture and the pronounced taste of blue cheeses make them great allies.
More generally, they pair well with all types of appetisers and particularly sweet and savoury options with the ability of intensifying their palatability, the sweet nature not overwhelming and always in balance, with a good acidity.
The nature of the sweet mellow grapes is that they are harvested late and this takes place at the beginning of the autumn.
This is a favourable period for over maturity of the grapes thanks to the constant conditions that the Gascony climate guarantees, known as the Gascon summer.