A chameleon wine that adapts to virtually all circumstances.
Round - Fruity
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 children. The story of a dream that came true thanks to the promising land of Bioul, (pronounced Biou), 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 12 hectares. (read more)
Amazingly similar to the Loire Muscadet, but "made with love in Belgium" – all the more reason for us to like it!
Harvested manually, the bunches of grapes are grazed and then pressed gently in a screw press. The juice undergoes cold skin maceration to enhance the structure. The fermentation temperatures are controlled to promote the aromas. The wine is matured in stainless steel tanks for four months.
Pale yellow robe.
Relatively discreet nose, characteristic of muscat.
Round and balanced in the mouth, marked by fruit aromas (apricots, passion fruit).
Served as an aperitif, its sweetness will be greatly appreciated. Also pairs very well with a langoustine gratin.
|Domain||Château de Bioul|
|Appellation||AOP Côtes de Sambre et Meuse|
|Dominant grape variety||Solaris|
|Blend||Solaris - Muscaris (% n.c.)|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||2-3 years|