L’Or de Valmy 2020 75 cl
Natural Sweet Wines / Natural Sweet Wines
- Brilliant color with intense gold reflections
- Complex notes of exotic fruits and White flowers, sweet cinnamon-type spices
- Ample mouth with good freshness
- Vanilla touch
- Agreements: Aperitif, foie gras, cheese, cream dessert, dry cakes
10 ° – 12 ° C
1 to 5 years in "young" profile
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Muscat Petit Grain
20 HI / Ha
|Food and wine pairings||
Blue cheese, fruit salad, pear tarts
AOP Muscat de Rivesaltes
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A single plot planted exclusively with Muscat à petits grains is used to make this cuvée. Facing the sea, exposed to the rising sun. Particular care is given to green work, disbudding, removal of part of the foliage on one side of the row and maintenance on the other, so that the clusters ripen in the best conditions.
The development of ripening is monitored carefully because the weather can be hot at the end of August and cause a rapid increase in the sugar content in the berries. The harvest occurs as soon as the sugar content of the berries reaches 15% Vol. which is the minimum necessary for the production of Muscat de Rivesaltes.
The harvest of this plot is done exclusively in the morning to bring fresh grapes to the cellar. It usually takes place at the end of August or the very first days of September.
Winemaking and aging
He is very careful on these grapes because the berries may have wilted during this long ripening. As with white or rosé vinifications, the berries are separated from the stalk and fall into the press by gravity. The juice flows gradually and is subject to regular tastings. It is immediately refrigerated. After clarification, fermentation starts under very precise temperature control. It will last about a week before the mutage occurs. This specific operation in the production of natural sweet wines consists of adding a determined volume of alcohol to stop fermentation. The density at which this addition will be made will condition the sugar content of the wine. The aging of Muscat de Rivesaltes takes place exclusively in vats for a few months because bottling takes place in May – June of the year following the harvest.
The brilliant color presents intense gold reflections. On the nose, complex notes of exotic mango and lychee fruits. The mouth is full-bodied with a nice freshness. And a finish of citrus and vanilla.