Chateau Ramon Monbazillac 2017

Country
France
Region
South West - Monbazillac
Producer
Chateau Ramon
Grape(s)
Semillon (80%)
Muscadelle (10%)
Sauvignon Blanc (10%)
Type
White
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Sweet
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

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 well-known sweet white wines produced in France, from botrytis-affected Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Producer

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.
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.
Food
Serve as an aperitif with foie gras or roquefort cheese, or as a dessert wine with tarte tatin or gateau aux pomme moelleux.