Domaine de Rancy Sweet wines Le Temps d'un Oubli

Le Temps d'Un Oubli

Location and soil :Temps d'un oubli

Schistose and clayish-chalky parcels on the territories of Latour de France, Estagel and Montner. The estate possesses 15 hectares in total, out of which 12 devoted to the production of Rivesaltes.

Grapes varieties :
95 % of macabeu grapes, a typical variety of Catalan orign with exquisitely fine aromas.
5 % of Grenache blanc, adding body and volume to the macabeu.

Average age of the vineyard : 50 years

Yield : 20 hectoliters per ha

Vinification :
Check of grape maturity and picking at a stage of over-ripeness by hand exclusively
Picking exclusively by hand
Direct pressing in a 35 hectoliter Sutter press
Exclusive use of naturally present local yeast flora, no addition of industrial yeasts
Slow fermentation (10-15 days) with temperature control, followed by muting with alcohol

Aging :
First year on the fine lees in concrete vats
Aging in barrels from the second years onwards
Put in barrels the year following the grape harvest
Breeding in hundred-year-old oak barrels during 4 years minimum

Acquired alcohol : 16.62 vol %

Residual sugar : 155.20 gram/liter

Comments about Wine-tasting :
Amber dress. Very meaning nose evoking the fresh walnut, the almond, the tobacco, the licorice. Typified Rivesaltes associating power and flexibility. Flavors(perfumes) are fine, rich and persistent ; The finale seduces by its chocolate register. An undeniable know-how.

Food pairings :
In the apéritif, the dried fruits, the foie gras, the blue cheeses, the goat cheeses, the desserts, the melon.

Temperature of service : 13°/15°

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