Domaine de Joy - Ode a la Joie
IGP Côtes de Gascogne, France
Mechanical harvesting by night from mid September for Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Sauvignon blanc until mid October for Gros Manseng. Destemming. Skin contact maceration at cold temperature between 8 and 15 hours. Pressing. Grape varieties are separated into tanks for fermentation at 18°C. Aging in tanks under fine lees for 4 months. Pomp over of the lees for a better extraction of the aromas. Blending, filtration and bottling.
Grape varieties: 70% Petit Manseng, 30% Colombard
Tasting: Ode à la Joie offers a pale yellow color. The nose reveals notes of mature apricot with a touch of spices and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is rich and opulent. The balance between residual sugar and acidity is well orchestrated and brings freshness to this lovely wine.
Companion: Enjoy it as an aperitif or with a foie gras, chicken with pineapples, frying pan full of scallops, exotic food.
Volume: 750 ml; Vintage: 2014