Domaine de Rancy Dry Rancio Dry maccabeu Rancio

Dry Maccabeu Rancio

Location and soil : rancio sec macabeu
Schistose and clayish-chalky parcels on the territories of Latour de France, Estagel and Montner.
The estate possesses 16 hectares in total, out of which 11.5 devoted to the production of Rivesaltes.

Grapes varieties : 100 % of macabeu grapes, a typical variety of Catalan origin with exquisitely fine aromas.
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
Aging :
First year on the fine lees in concrete vats
Aging in barrels from the second years onwards
Further aging in various sized five year-old barrels for
A minimum of 8 month to promote the oxydation

Acquired alcohol : 14.00 vol

Comments about Wine-tasting :
Golden colour leaning towards mahogany.
Intense aromas of rancio, curry, dried fruits, peat. Strong flavours, aroamtic freshness, lasting
taste, candies orange zest, apricot.

Food pairings :
Aperitif, tapas, asparagus,Catalan cooked meats, dried ham, anchovies, smoked fish, Manchego
cheese, old stilton, old comté cheese, prawns, trout with almonds, white sauces, lobster, boar stew or other game, ceps, morels, truffles, chocolate, macaroons with pistachio nut.

Temperature of service : 13°/15°

Golden dress firing at the mahogany. Intense nose offering a beautiful aromatic pallet : rancio, curry, dried fruits, peat and grilled almond. Powerful, bewitching, blazing mouth supported by an elegant aromatic freshness. Endless finale on crystallized marks of orange peel, apricot and green almond. An exceptional wine, not identified by the legislation. A pure marvel ! A maccabeu of 2002 raised(brought up) in oak barrels with a mastered oxidation.

TERRE DE VINS : L'OR BLANC Mai 2004 : 19/20
Attention, here is a wine to part. To part and exceptional. Because of her dress firing at the mahogany. Of its intense aromas of rancio (curry, dried fruits) of peat, flaked almonds. It is the mouth which is particularly astonishing, powerful in its structure, blazing, but with an elegance and an aromatic freshness (orange peel candies, apricot, green almonds remarkable. A great wine, distinguished(thoroughbred) and surprising, stemming from the breeding of a dry white wine on 2002 in hundred-year-old oak barrels with research for the oxidation for the rancio type(chap).

  • Dominant : exceptional
  • Vine: maccabeu
  • The shelf life : now and over ten years
  • To have a rough time with : prawns, trout in almonds, macaroons with a pistachio cream, chocolate-brown...