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Gaillac Vendanges Tardive Renaissance, Domaine Rotier 2016 50cl

White Wine from France - SW France (excl. Bordeaux)
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This late-harvest beauty from the French south-west has become an almost mythical wine winning countless awards. Made from 100% loin de l'oeil grapes, picked when affected by the flavour-concentrating fungus known as noble rot. It is intense and concentrated with flavours of apricot and quince that would go with blue cheese and fruit-based pies and tarts, and maybe even Christmas pudding.
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Code: FC41831

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 9 - Intensely sweet
  • Loin de LOeuil
  • 50cl
  • Now to 2029
  • 12% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural

Domaine Rotier

Domaine Rotier is a family affair, run by brothers-in-law Alain Rotier and Francis Marre. It was purchased by Alain’s parents in 1975 and Alain got involved in 1985. In 1997 Francis came into the fold and Alain’s parents began to wind down.

On joining the domaine, Alain began working in earnest, applying a range of environmentally friendly farming methods, and in 1999 they installed brand new temperature-controlled equipment in the chai, and they have replanted to a higher density of vines to create competition between the plants. They then achieved organic certification in 2009.

Their 35 hectares of vineyards, on a gravel plateau at 200 metres above sea level, are planted with local varieties such as braucol, duras, syrah, loin de l’oeil and sauvignon blanc but in 2009 Alain and Francis decided to plant the little-known local variety prunelart which had almost died out and was in dire need of reviving. These are men who are proud of their heritage.

Sussex Express

Great value for money for the quality inside the bottle … great character with a charming edge of rusticity.

Richard Esling

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