Background information on wine:
In the heart of special vineyards that are in the process of converting to organic viticulture, successfully completing this transformation in 2021, this particular crop of 100% Savagnin grapes was harvested by hand. Novel fermentation techniques were used in both oak and stainless steel under temperature controlled conditions. The ageing was done through careful maturation in reused oak barrels.
The visual presentation:
This exquisite bottle presents itself with a light golden hue that is already pleasing to the eye.
On the nose, fresh hints of green and yellow apples, yellow pear and a touch of crisp peach unfold, overlaid with white floral notes, for example hawthorn. Subtle notes of fennel and graphite add an earthy dimension.
Surprisingly powerful on the palate, our En Guille Bouton presents an abundance of energy and intensity that is always balanced with a crisp, lively note. Citrus and pome fruit notes, some almond and a hint of nuts dominate the flavour profile. The texture reveals itself with a slightly creamy, aberrant consistency, but without being deeply heavy. The comforting warmth and maturity of the wine is palpable. The restrained presence of the reused wood rounds off the impression. A spicy note reminiscent of lemon peel lingers on the long finish.
Ideal companions for the table:
- Tasty cod terrine served with dill and chives
- Hearty spicy poor knights, enriched with cumin and Comté
- A fresh salad of tender artichoke hearts and green asparagus garnished with salted almond kernels
Domaine Grand, 139 rue du Savagnin, 39230 Passenauns, France