This appellation of sweet wine wines is situated within the Coteaux du Layon area. It covers only 50 hectares, which makes these wines very rare and sought after. Grapes are handpicked when they are over ripe and slowly matured in barrels, giving the wine incredible aromas of citrus, peaches and apricot. A must-have if you are into sweet wines.
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|This appellation of sweet wine wines is situated within the Coteaux du Layon area. It covers only 50 hectares, which makes these wines very rare and sought after. Grapes are handpicked when they are over ripe and slowly matured in barrels, giving the wine incredible aromas of citrus, peaches and apricot. A must-have if you are into sweet wines.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Château de la Mulonnière||Eye||Bright yellow with golden highlights|
|Vintage||2010||Nose||Candied citrus aromas at first on a soft vanilla and oak background|
|Appellation||Quart de Chaume||Mouth||On the palate it's compact and crispy with candied mandarin notes,|
|Area||Loire Valley||it has a lovely mellow structure with a fresh, nervy and mineral finish|
|Grapes||Chenin Blanc (100%)||Drink before||2020|
|Type||Sweet||Open||1 hour before, decanted if possible|
|Perfect with foie gras, blue cheese and sweet dessert like poached pears, apricot or almond tarts|
|A word about the domain|
|Château de la Mulonnière is a small property making delicious sweet white wines in the Coteaux du Layon area, heart of some of the best sweet wines in France. The Saget family try their best to respect the local terroir: the domain’s vineyards receive garden-like care and the grapes are picked only by. This explains why the wines from the Château de la Mulonnière are some of the best in the region, which keep receiving outstanding marks in every vintage.|
|What experts say|
|About the domain
Bettane & Dessauve: 1* (good production)
About the wine
Bettane & Dessauve: 14
"A predestined name for this wine with hints of yellow fruit and ginger that has what's necessary of structural and aromatic complexity."
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil||Carboniferous and spilite series of schists|
|Age of vines||30 years old|
|Ageing||10 months in barrels|
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