A very fine Solaris wine produced in Wallonia.
Lively - Fruity
Domaine du Chenoy
The development of a professional wine-growing and –making domain in the Namur region in southern Belgium owes a great deal to the tenacity and the passion of Philippe Grafé, who has made the Domaine du Chenoy one of the jewels of the AOC Côtes de Sambre et Meuse. The Chenoy vineyard covers 10 hectares, planted with different interspecific grape varieties: Regent, Pinotin, Rondo, Cabertin and Muscat Bleu for red wine (seven hectares); Bronner, Merzling, Helios, Johanniter, Solaris for white (three hectares).
The Solaris, an interspecific grape variety of German origin, yields lively, warm wines when vinified dry.
The grapes are harvested by hand. Vinification in thermo-regulated tanks where the temperature is kept at around 15°C during fermentation. Slight chaptalisation to increase the alcohol content by about 1%. Malolactic fermentation. Bentonite fining and filtration over earth (diatomite): consequently, this wine does not contain any animal by-products (vegan friendly).
Pale gold robe.
Fine minerality combined with aromas of exotic fruits (mango) and white flowers (elder, hawthorn).
Nice harmony of fruity flavours in the mouth.
As an aperitif, with some mild cheeses or paired with certain exotic dishes.
|Domain||Domaine viticole du Chenoy|
|Appellation||Vin de pays des Jardins de Wallonie|
|Dominant grape variety||Solaris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||ready for consumption|