Domaine Canto Perlic - Bel Canto 2013 - White
Bel Canto is made of the local grape varieties loin de l'oeil and Mauzac, as well as of Sauvignon grapes. Each grape variety is picked separately and processed separately from each other. The grapes are pressed after harvest and the grape juice may be macerated for a while before it is transferred to oak barrels where the fermentation takes place for 10 days. The finished wine is then stored an additional 10 months in oak barrels before being bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Southwest of France
- Grape variety : Loin de l'oeil, Mauzac, Sauvignon
- Classification : AOP Gaillac
- Awards : Guide Hachette
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2013
- Alcohol degree : 12.5%
- Storage potential : 3-5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine Canto Perlic belongs to the appelation Gaillac in the Southwest of France. The name "Canto Perlic" means the partridge's song in the ancient southern French language called occitane. The vineyard was bought in 2000 by Sune and Ursula Sloge with origins in Sweden. The vineyard has been completely renovated and modernized since the purchase and today Canto Perlic can enjoy the reputation for being one of the best vineyards of the Gaillac appellation. The estate comprises 9 hectars of land and as often in southwest many diverse grapes varieties are cultivated here. For the red wines, representing 70% of the total production, is grown fer Servadou, syrah, duras, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and gamay. Mauzac, loin de l'oeil, Sauvignon and Muscadelle are cultivated for the white wines.
Straw yellow color with golden tints. Aromas of exotic fruits, apricot, grilled almonds and freshly baked bread. The palate is round and full-bodied with a relatively long final. A typical "foodwine" to be enjoyed with a baked pike, a fish au gratin or a chicken dish with a creamy sauce.