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Château de Rhodes, Méthode Ancestrale [Organic] NV

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Château de Rhodes

Off the beaten wine track now but wine was being produced in Gaillac by the Romans long before vines were planted in Bordeaux or Burgundy and it is home to some of France’s most unusual grape varieties. This organic Mauzac-based, bottle fermented fizz is wonderfully off-dry with fresh apple fruit and a light, soft finish. Enjoy with or without sunshine, before you eat or when you have pudding.

Meet the producer

Château de Rhodes is in the village of Boissel, close to Gaillac in South West France. The vineyards of the south-west are...

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Production

Also known as Méthode Gaillacoise, this involves a single fermentation with no additional sugar or dosage being introduced. The fermentation is stopped by a series of rackings and the wine is bottled with some residual sugar so any sweetness in the finished wine comes from the grapes. After several months, the natural sugar starts to re-ferment and this produces the sparkle. The process requires great skill and inevitably, care to achieve the correct pressure and stability but the wines are truly original.

Tasting notes

With a fine, persistent effervescence this has a beautiful floral nose with granny smith and apple pie flavours, finishing off-dry and fresh.

Food match

Drink very fresh as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a dessert.

Awards

Non Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Gold

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