2020 Mary Taylor Wines 'Nathalie Larroque' Blanc Perle Gaillac
Winemaker Notes: Gaillac is the 2nd oldest-known vineyard area in France. Nathalie Larroque and her family live at the farm known as Mas d’Oustry built in 1498. This blanc Perlé is made from 80% Mauzac and 20% Muscadelle – 2 grapes typical to the Southwest of France. The word “Perlé” indicates a slight bite – tiny bubbles in the wine. Drink as an aperitif – beautiful before dinner to open your senses. A rich honeyed wine with a tickle. Pairs gloriously with rich and spicy food.
Nathalie Larroque rescues old varietals like Prunel’Art, Fer Servadou (also known as Braucol), Duras, Mauzac and Len de l’El. The family, including her husband Remi, run a farm called Mas d’Oustry – with familial lineage back about 16 generations. The estate makes just 90,000 bottles (10,000 bottles of Gaillac Perlé). Sustainably farmed HVE Level 3-certified. Vines are pruned in the simple guyot method with grass growing in every other row. They lay an organic fertilizer in early autumn. Half the soil is sodded, between the rows to avoid erosion problems and to provide a greater rural expression. Vine management: de-budding, leaf thinning.
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