Coteaux du Layon
|Terroir||Alluvial clay and limestone|
|Vendange||Hand picked, late harvest with careful selection of the grapes.|
|Vinification||the hand-picked grapes are gently pressed. The vinification takes place in vats under high supervision. The alcoholic fermentation is stopped to retain 60 to 80 gr of sugar, depending on the year. After resting, this sweet wine is cross-flow filtered. The acquired alcohol is about 12%vol.|
|Mise en bouteille||March|
|Dégustation||A pale, golden robe. The bouquet has hints of dried fruit which are also found in the taste. This light, sweet wine has a powerfully aromatic palate and yet remains fresh. It can be kept for several years. Serve very chilled.|
|Accord mets et vin||Allow yourself to be seduced by the sweetness of this wine as an aperitif by serving ice-cold. Excellent with foie gras, and bitter chocolate desserts.|
Pairs delightfully with foie gras or desserts but can also be served chilled as an aperitif.
A mellow wine, hand-picked over a late harvest, it is generous, rich and unctious. It is long in the mouth with notes of flowers and fruits. This wine ages beautifully. This characteristic appellation of the Layon terroir is emblematic of the Anjou wines. The Layon is a small river to the south of Angers. The hillside vineyard basks in the sun all day and so benefits from an ideal climate. This appellation easily rivals classic, better known and higher priced wines.