Domaine Magellan Le Fruit Défendu White 2016
“Rich, fresh and sublimely delicious. A blend of tropical Muscat Petits Grains freshened-up with Grenache Blanc. Dangerously moreish.”
Muscat Petit Grains is considered the most noble of the ‘Muscat” family of cultivars, and is related to our locally grown Muscat, although considered superior. It’s the earliest ripening varietal in France, and is harvested first at Magellan. Bruno Lafron loves this time of harvest as the pressing of the Muscat fills the winery with intense tropical aromas. After pressing the Muscat grapes, Grenache is blended with it which helps retain wonderful freshness in the wine. All harvesting and selection is done by hand, and always at dawn. The selected fruit is then pressed slowly and at very low pressure. Fermentation is done in stainless-steel tanks.
40% Muscat Petits Grains, 60% Grenache Blanc