Lively - Aromatic
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The Petrushoeve winery was founded on a typical Brabant farmhouse with a square footprint, which dates back to 1519. Gerry Calders took over the farm with his family in 2010, after having worked successively in the horticultural sector (his training) and in the catering industry. He is now the most important winemaker in Flemish Brabant with 10 hectares in production, combining interspecific and traditional varieties. His ambitions do not stop there: he is aiming for 25 hectares and a production of 100,000 bottles within a few years. Gerry Calders practices sustainable agriculture and has banned herbicides. Not without a sense of humour, he has named his vintages P'TRUS, which could make some people in Pomerol cringe ...
Among the hybrid grapes planted in Belgium, Souvignier Gris is, in our opinion, one of the most promising: it can be found, for example, in Vin de Liège's Contrepoint or Klein Rijselhoek's natural wine. During the last extension of its vineyard, the Domaine du Chenoy also planted some with the aim of integrating it into the Perle de Wallonie. Guy Calders has produced a particularly aromatic wine from it.
This wine was aged for 40% in new barrels for 3 months and for 60% in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for a slightly longer period.
Light yellow colour, nicely shiny.
Aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, lime and quince.
Nice acidity and good length.
Great with Asian cuisine. Or certain soft cheeses.
|Dominant grape variety||Souvignier Gris|
|Blend||100% Souvignier Gris|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||3-4 years|