Mineral - Balanced
Château de Bioul
Vanessa Vaxelaire and Andy Wyckmans have opted to “tell stories” through their wines, and my goodness, they succeed. Theirs is the story of a modern couple tired of hectic city life who withdrew to the Namur countryside with their three young children. The story of a dream that came true thanks to the promising land of Bioul, preserve of the Vaxelaire family for over a century. Vanessa and Andy apply the principles of biodynamics and permaculture and are gradually establishing the identity of their vineyard, which now covers a total of 11 hectares. (read more)
Mossiat, which takes its name from the hamlet where the Bronner plots lie, is a subtle, very balanced wine well worth the attention of wine lovers.
The grapes are grazed and then gently pressed. The must rests at a low temperature for 12 hours to speed up the natural sedimentation of the grape skins and other deposits. The clear juice is then racked and transferred to the only egg-shaped tank in Belgium. This is made of clay and sands washed in spring water. The fermentation temperature is strictly monitored. The wine is then matured on lees in the same ovoid tank for six months, which accentuates its minerality and straightforward nature.
Pale straw-coloured robe with slight glints of grey.
On the nose, aromas of white flowers in a highly mineral envelope.
This minerality tickles the palate, as well, in a very balanced manner.
Oysters, a scallop carpaccio or maybe "Petit-Gris de Namur"...
|Domain||Château de Bioul|
|Appellation||AOP Côtes de Sambre et Meuse|
|Dominant grape variety||Bronner|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||2-3 years|