Mind blowing. Magical. What dreams are made of. Everything and nothing like it. Chamomile, straw, cedar, smoke, almond, maple, clay, sea shells, eau de groseille rouge?….I can’t even.
What makes this magic? From the producer:
“Montbourgeau produces only a tiny amount of a vin de paille. This ‘paille’ is composed of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Savagnin and 20% Poulsard. The grapes are left to raisin in the open air until the January following harvest, effectuating a high degree of concentration. In effect, it takes 100 kilograms of grapes to produce a mere 10 liters of Vin de Paille at Montbourgeau. A total of five hectoliters are produced in the years that Montbourgeau makes a Vin de Paille”.
Which is not every year… obviously this has very limited availability. Bottled exclusively in 375ml size.