Vin de Paille 37.5cl 2009 £26.90
Hand picking and sorting the Savagnin, Poulsard and Chardonnay grapes and then drying for 6 weeks (to concentrate the sugars) before slow fermentation and ageing in oak for at least 3 years gives a sweet, mellow wine of 15.5º, full of jammy fruitiness. Will keep and improve forever. (You will find a slight deposit in the bottle. Allow to settle and pour carefully or decant)
Vin de Paille or Straw Wine (as straw is the traditional surface on which the grapes are dried) is made in most wine making countries but most production is in this part of France as well as northern Italy where the red wine Amarone is made in this way.
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