Numero 1 Blanc
Intense and extensive aromatic spectrum. The freshness of the lemon and grapefruit zest, with delicate notes of passion fruits, is accompanied by subtle nuances of box, mentholated notes and hints of freshly cut hay. On the palate the wine is very well-balanced, concentrated in structure, revealing good acidity and a generous, full-flavoured fleshiness. The development of the aromas on the palate is characterised by a fruity freshness, which terminates in a long, lingering finish.
Vinification & Ageing
For Dourthe N°1 white, the desire to create a great, aromatic wine whose palate is founded on a solid structure made Sauvignon Blanc an obvious choice. In the vineyard, a rigorous selection of parcels takes place to identify the best possible terroir and grape varieties. From tending the vine all the way through to the harvest, the growers work in close collaboration with the Dourthe winemakers. Maceration on the skins and low temperature fermentation combine to release all the best Sauvignon aromas and provide the wine with structure and length.
Maturation on fine lees for 6 months then perfects the balance of the wine and optimises the finesse and intensity of the aromas.