A bouquet of honey and apricot, long lasting with a hint of quince jelly. Delicious with foie gras, roquefort or fruit salad.
French sweet/pudding white wine from South West France, made with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Semillon.
“We hope to be fully organic with the 2014 vintage” enthuses Dominique Vidal, the owner of Domaine Fonmourgues, “we are nearly there”. The whole operation at this tiny estate is managed by hand, from harvesting the fruit to getting the wine into the bottle. Only the ripest, botrytis affected, grapes are selected and the yields, which average between 20 to 30 hectolitres per hectare, are tiny; quality here overrules quantity. The two classic Sauternes grapes, Semillon (60%) and Sauvignon (10%) form the major part of the blend, but it is the additional 30% of Muscadelle that gives Fonmourgues its true character. Luxuriously rich and gloriously sweet, this is not so much a rival to Sauternes as an enjoyable alternative.