This native of the Loire Valley in France, where it goes by the name Pineau, showcases itself in our collection in the form of an off-dry version, with a beguiling fresh acidity, bursting with grapefruit and almond flavours. Perfect when chilled for a hot June day, it will pair nicely with Southeast Asian food or lightly curried dishes.
The gem of our collection, though, is a moelleux from Bonnezeaux - a golden wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes affected by botrytis, with layers of honey and balanced out of a crisp acidity.
These grapes, affected by noble rot, are hand picked by multiple passes through the vineyard over a period of days or weeks. Only the ripest grapes and those affected by botrytis are picked.