Réserve Champs des Nummus
The wine is named after the numerous Nummulite fossils to be found scattered over the vineyard.
To serve before the meal with foie gras canapés, or even on its own, this wine will also embellish delicate fish and shell-fish dishes. Equally recommended with cream-based poultry dishes, and goats cheese.
|Soil||The sub-soil is limestone clay, and the gravelly top-soil is black, and rich in shale and pebbles.|
|Winemaking||Hand-harvested. The grapes are tipped delicately into the press. Pressing is slow-paced, and the juice is encouraged to settle by the use of low temperatures. Once clarified the juice is gravity-pulled into barrels. 20%of the barrels are new and 80% are one or two vintages old.|
|Tasting Note||A complex, mineral nose with which are mingled hints of ripe fruit, flowers and spices. Full and lingering on the palate, firm, rich, and of great elegance. The silky finish reveals a nice freshness, but also a laying-down potential of at least 5 years.|