Muscat Ensédune 2020
At the edge of the Mediterranean sea, the Oppidum Romain d’Ensérune dominates the terroir of the Ensédune wines.
This terroir has the particularity of being the warmest and dryest climates of France. It is located in South of France at the west Béziers City.
Proud of a thousand-year-old tradition, the Ensérune winegrowers were keen to develop their vineyards by acclimatising grape varieties from various horizons.
Created by teamwork, the Ensédune range is the product of generations of collaboration by winegrowers and presents unusual grape varieties for single varietal wines.
With Ensédune, discover the essence of Languedoc !
Grape Variety: 100 % Muscat Petits Grains. This late-maturing variety is harvested before it is fully ripe. It gives it more of a citrus fruit profile rather than the standard muscat aromas.
First this grape variety is remarkably drought-resistant. Loves soils containing shards of limestone and arid hillside sites. Found mainly to the south of the VPE area. (Puisserguier, Nissan).
Tasting notes: At first, an explosive nose dominated by bergamot and lemon. We also feel lime, floral and citrus notes. It has a hint of spiciness and vanilla in the finish. Then, fresh, elegant and delicious on the palate. Overall Complex and diverse finish (candied citrus fruits, peony, eucalyptus and lilac).
Food Pairing Suggestions: To be enjoyed at aperitif time or with certain cheeses (goat). Serve chilled at 10 °C.
Serve chilled at 8 °C to 10 °C.
Muscat Grape Variety
First, Muscat grapes taste like lychee fruits. Then they taste the way a light, floral perfume smells. The sensation is striking, very different from other grapes. No matter how it’s vinified, Muscat wines have heady tangerine, mango, lychee, jasmine, beach rose and orange blossom notes. On the palate, expect those tropical fruit notes with zesty orange and sweeter spiciness.
Although it is often served with cake at celebrations, the natural sweetness of Muscat stands on its own and makes it the perfect afternoon quaffer.