Once upon a time, when a French prince destined to be Dauphin and then King was christened, his head would be anointed with a few drops of deep golden Jurancon wine, a wine so rich and viscous that it has been associated with royalty ever since. And while the Jurancon of those days was sweet and made from a blend of 3 grape varieties, imagine what could happen if you took the very best of those and made a rich but dry white. Casale del Giglio did....
Petit Manseng, the smaller-berried, more concentrated cousin of Gros Manseng, is left to hang on the vines until late autumn, when the tiny grapes are intensely aromatic and partially dried. Then it is given a long, slow, cold maceration and fermentation, and left on the lees for several months to gain complexity and weight.
The resulting wine is a deep golden color, bursting with peach, pear, and lychee flavors. It's spicy, it's stony and flinty, it's fruity but quite dry. It's everything you'd want on a summer evening. Pair with seafood. Or cheese. Or another bottle..
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