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 here that Paul 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. On delivery to the cellar, the grapes are cooled by gas (CO2), undergo maceration pelliculaire for 6-15 hours, then pneumatic 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 thanks to the subtle additional of an extra 2g/l residual sugar.
A smooth and supple medium white wine produced from quality grapes sourced from Vin de Pays Cotes de Gascogne. The deliciously fresh and super aromatic nose has intense nettle and citrus. The palate has some weight as well we being soft and approachable. The flavour is fresh, smooth and well balanced, making this an uncomplicated easy-drinking medium dry white wine of character.
An easy quaffer really but you could have with plain chicken dishes or toasted cheese sandwiches.