Inspired by the rare and luscious vin de paille of France’s Rhône Valley, this is the seventh release of this sweet white, made from 100% Marsanne grapes.
In both France and Italy a traditional method of obtaining concentrated sugars and flavours is to lay harvested grapes on straw mats where they are left in the sun to dehydrate.
We adopt a similar method, spreading out the bunches on our old apricot drying trays for up to six weeks before gently crushing and pressing. The unfermented juice is transferred into a new 500 litre French Oak barrel, where the wine slowly ferments and matures until bottling.
Sweet wines of this style are not only suited to traditional desserts; served as an aperitif it will drink well with savoury dishes & tapas such as green olives stuffed with white anchovies, Manchego with quince paste or try with salt cod fritters.