About the wine
Sourced from 30 year old vines grown on carboniferous schist and coal deposits. Hand harvested. Selective picking of 50% shrivelled/ surmaturité grapes and 50% botrytised berries. No chaptalization, very slow fermentation for 4 months with wild yeasts, no fining and no additives - just a little sulphite (volcanic) at bottling. 130g/l residual sugar. Ageing for 3 months in tank on the fine lees.
Coteaux du Layon 'Les Clos' Philippe Delesvaux is a seductive aromatic sweet wine with honeyed apples, fragrant mango, roasted pineapple, with notes of sweet spice. Made from 50% botrytised berries and 50% semi-dried/surmaturité grapes, this wine conveys perfect balance combined by racy acidity harmonising its sweetness (130 g/l residual sugar), with a stunning persistent finish. Perfect on it’s own, as an aperitif, or with citrus based desserts! Try also with blue cheese or foie gras!