One of the few Belgian "orange wines"
Structured - Long
Vin de Liège
Vin de Liège has masterfully demonstrated that it is possible to combine social purpose and economic profitability. Its cooperative model has also been emulated by the Walloon neo-vinegrowers, from Herve to Tubize. Vin de Liège has chosen interspecific grape varieties, the surface area currently planted being 16.3 hectares, with a subsoil of clayey or sandy limestone depending on the plot. The cellar, which is underground, allows gravity-fed work and blends beautifully into its environment. The estate is certified organic.
This Countrepoint 2018 takes a 180° turn compared to previous vintages since it is now presented as an orange wine - i.e. a white wine from maceration. To be tasted if you have a curious palate!
On the plots of Souvignier Gris and Solaris that go into the assembly of Contrepoint, the average yield is 40 hl/ha. The grapes are harvested by hand. After complete destemming, they start their fermentation during the maceration phase. As soon as the wine is decanted, it is transferred to 500-litre barrels for a period of 12 months.
Pretty orange colour.
Aromas of dried fruit with herbaceous notes.
Beautiful amplitude in the mouth, rather dry.
A game terrine, a tagine with apricots and almonds, an Asian dish made with duck, hard cheeses such as mimolette.
|Domain||Vin de Liège|
|Dominant grape variety||Souvignier Gris|
|Blend||Souvignier Gris - Solaris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||4-6 years|