Golden, sweet and luscious with balancing fresh acidity.
Tasting Notes: The wine is made using grapes shrivelled by botrytis, also known as `noble rot` which dehydrates the grapes, concentrating the sugars. The grapes are then harvested by a series of selective pickings which often requires the grape pickers to go through the rows 3 or 4 times to only pick the grapes when they are at the perfect level of botrytis. The result is a sweet, golden wine with notes of candied orange, honey, saffron, pineapple, mango and dried apricots all balanced by a zesty acidity leaving an elegant finish.
Situated in the Perigord region, Chateau Ramon is a family run vineyard spreading along the clay and limestone soils on the southern hillsides of the Dordogne Valley.
Monbazillac is an AOC appellation for sweet wines made in an area in the wider region of Bergerac, in southwestern France. The vineyard area lies on the southern bank of the Dordogne river as it flows toward Bordeaux, surrounding the town of Monbazillac itself. Monbazillac wines are some of the most wellknown sweet white wines produced in France, from botrytis-affected Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Food Match : Serve as an aperitif with foie gras or roquefort cheese, or as a dessert wine with tarte tatin or gateau aux pomme moelleux.
Grape : Semillon 80%, Muscadelle 10% & Sauvignon Blanc 10%
Producer : Chateau Ramon
Country : South West France - Monzabillac