Chateau Viranel Gourmandise
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Dark and ruby robe, adorned with red copper reflections. Beautiful complexity on the nose which hexale aromas of red berries (blackcurrant and cherry, notes of prune in alcohol and rose petals.
The mouth, in aromatic harmony with the nose, is captivating by its beautiful balance and its delicate sweetness. The alcohol is well melted and participates in the length in mouth wich is revitalised by a nice freshness.
One of our favourites. We have been working with brothers Nicolas and Arnaud Bergasse for many years.
In the heart of Languedoc, in Saint-Chinian. Here, in the south of France, on limestone terraced hills, the vines share the land and sun with the garrigue and olive trees. Their family vineyard consists of 98 acres on which we use a system of sustainable agriculture in order to preserve the lasting quality of its soils.
In fact, the property has been in their family for nearly five centuries (since 1551), passed down from generation to generation. In the grounds of our property we’ve found the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa. The house itself dates from 1911, and is decorated with a Bacchic fresco, showing that the family has always had a tradition of wine-making and festivity.
Grape must of Alicante-Bouschet blended with Languedoc eau de vie, aged in oak barrels. The liqueur is manually mixed every day during 3 weeks. The elevage is made in Solera since 1990 (oak barrels), that’s why this fortified wine is not dated. You will find a constant quality as time goes by.
This fortified wine can be appreciated cold as an aperitif (10-12°C) either in accompaniment of dessert such as the melted chocolate, the figs in the oven sprayed with cartagène, the Tatin pie, the profiterolles, the Bavarian cream with red berries, surprised pancakes, chocolate mousse… Try it in a sweet-salty experience with foie gras in figs, blue cheeses and many other agreements according to your imagination and your culinary talents!