Appellation: Pacherenc du Vic Bilh
Varietal(s): 60% Petit Manseng, 40% Gros Manseng
About The Producer
The Laplace family estate is called Château d'Aydie (pronounced "die-dee"). La Review de Vin de France, the best French Wine Journal, says Pierre Laplace and his 4 children form one of the most dynamic and influential families in Madiran. The last decade has been decisive for the estate inducing a reorganization of the vineyards and optimizing the extraction and aging methods.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
The AOP Pacherence du Vic Bilh is the companion appellation to Madiran for the production of white wines. The Laplace family makes this dry white from 15-20-year-old vines planted in clay-gravel soil slopes that face southwest.
A powerful and complex nose gives way to notes of lemon, grapefruit, and slight honey touches of vanilla. Balanced with liveliness and a soft attack. The finish is aromatic and long, ending with hints of almonds. A structured wine that holds its place among other great dry white wines. Serve with seafood, fish, stews, or cheese, like raclette. Great with Sushi.
Hand-harvesting with a slow, gentle pressing. Low-temperature fermentation for 10-15 days. Cold clarification. Aging is done in oak and tank for 7 months with lees stirring.