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Monday, 14 March 2016

NOILLY-PRAT

NOILLY-PRAT



Have you ever tasted the Noilly-Prat ? A French wine from Marseillan (South of France), which exists since 200 years... I have found some at my usual supermarket and received my British friends with. Verdict : they utterly adore it... At the beginning, the Noilly-Prat was made by plants and spices brought from around the world : chamomile from Italy, Coriander from Bulgaria, Bitter orange peels from Spain, nutmeg from Indonesia, knapweed from Morocco and others secrets ingredients... 
For centuries, wine barrels were transported by boats traveling on the deck of ships. These barrels were exposed to sun and salt spray. Under the combined action of the elements and time, they found that the wine taste became more powerful with a beautiful amber color...

So the Noilly-Prat with its worldwide plants and spices is first bred in large oak casks inside the original winery opened in 1850... For eight months, the contact with oak wood will strengthen the body of the wine. Then it is transferred to other oak barrels lined up outside in an enclosure where, for a year, exposed to the fire of the sun, sea wind and the bite of winter, this fabulous wine will undergo profound changes. What a travel...
This beauty is exclusively a Blancs de Blancs wine, light and fruity.
Enjoy with moderation, always... 

Amuse-bouches idea : click here




Enjoy for an aperitif on its on or on the rocks with lime...

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