An outstanding virtuoso wine, Maestria is the perfect expression of the Pyrenean terroir. Harvested after a rigorous selection of the grape bunches and fermented with consummate skill, it is available today in two cuvées from the two appellations of Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh.
Maestria, the white wine from the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh appellation
The finest plots selected from the village of Viella are located on steep, east to south-easterly slopes, where they receive the first rays of morning light. The significant inclination of these plots ensures perfect drainage of the clay soils. These play a key role in water regulation, which is essential for the optimum expression of wines from November harvests, for the Petit et Gros Manseng grape varieties.
The nobly raisined grapes are harvested in the cool mornings of November, before being taken to the cellar in openwork crates. During winemaking, alcoholic fermentation begins at 20°C partially in barrel and is then stopped through cold treatment when the balance between sugar and acidity is at its best. All of this aims to favour the wine’s aromatic expression and ensure it is easy to drink.
Maestria displays an intense and complex nose, with notes of ripe pineapple and candied citrus fruitcharacteristic of this delicious cuvée. Well-balanced and refreshing on the palate, this wine goes on to reveal an endless finish reminiscent of candied lemon peel.
A truly delicious treat, this cuvée can be enjoyed alone or at the start of a festive meal.