The Wicklow Wine Company

Chateau Les Arroucats, Cuvee Virginie, Saint-Croix-du-Mont

10.95

The blend is 70% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% Muscadelle from vines up to 60 years old. No oak touches this wine, it’s all concrete and stainless steel tank, and it’s aged in cement vats for two years before bottling. The result is a fresh, aromatic expression of stone fruit and a hint of caramel and chalk. On the palate, the wine is lively, not viscous, with the distinct sweetness and complexity of a botrytised wine. Again, you can always go the route of sipping this with dessert or as dessert itself, but it’s better served with the exotic and spicy. Of course, one can also go the traditional route of blue cheese or liver pate, but life’s too short to be mired by tradition, isn’t it?

2014
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Saint-Croix-du-Mont, Bordeaux, France
13%
Unoaked
Light
Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Spicy food, Chocolate, Salad, Cigar

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