This is a smooth and supple medium white wine produced from quality grapes sourced from Vin de Pays Cotes de Gascogne. The deliciously fresh, fragrant nose is followed by ripe, green fruit on the palate to create a lasting finish. Smooth and well balanced, this is an uncomplicated easy-drinking medium dry white wine of character.
In the Vineyard
The rolling hills between the scattered medieval towns and villages of Gascony are predominately white wine country. Designated Pays de Gascogne in 1982, it was to here that Boutinot was drawn to source his white wines from the locally grown Colombard and Ugni Blanc grape varieties. Vines are trained using the Guyot system and vigorous grape selection is used to capture the fresh aromotics and flavour of this Blanc de Blancs from the southwest province of Gascony.
In the Winery
On delivery to the cellar, the grapes are cooled by gas (CO2), undergo maceration pelliculaire for 6-15 hours, then pneumatique pressing, and debourbage a froid. Alcoholic fermentation is started by cultured yeast and once fermentation is complete, the wine is conserved on the lees to retain maximum freshness. The Demi-Sec has a softer, more rounded palate than the Sec which is due to an additional 2g/l residual sugar.
An easy quaffer really but you could have with plain chicken dishes or simple cheese sandwiches.
Grapes: Ugni Blanc, Colombard