Monbazillac Chateau Roman

Monbazillac Chateau Roman

Vintage: 2015
Producer: Chateau Ramon
Country: France
Region: South West - Monbazillac
Grape: Semillon (80%) Muscadelle (10%) Sauvignon Blanc (10%)
Style: Dessert
Oak: Lightly oaked
Alcohol: 13%
Vegetarian: Yes
Allergens: Sulphites

Tasting Notes Drink: 

The vineyard for this wine from family run Chateau Ramon lies on the southern bank of the Dordogne river as it flows toward Bordeaux, surrounding the town of Monbazillac itself. The wine is made using grapes shrivelled by botrytis, also known as `noble rot` which dehydrates the grapes, concentrating the sugars. The grapes are then harvested by a series of selective pickings which often requires the grape pickers to go through the rows 3 or 4 times to only pick the grapes when they are at the perfect level of botrytis. The result is a sweet, golden wine with notes of candied orange, honey, saffron, pineapple, mango and dried apricots, all balanced by a zesty acidity leaving an elegant finish.

Pair with: A great alternative for those dessert blue cheese boards if you want more acidity and less of the sweetness of a Sauternes.

Our Perfect Cheeseboard: Dorset Blue Vinny, Devon Blue, Bluemin White, Peter’s Yard Spelt & Fig, Pears, Walnuts, Honey or Natural Honey Comb.