Monbazillac "Cuvée de L'Abbaye" Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure, South West 50cl 2013
Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure:
The Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure is situated in Colombier, in the South of Bergerac, on the appellation Bergerac and Monbazillac. Christian Roche manages the winery since 1984. He rebuilt the wine cellar in 1989 in the constant concern to develop better wines. He realized that the conventional agricultural practices impoverished soils and quality of its wines. He decided then to convert the totality of the vineyard to the Organic farming.
Early in the 20th century the wines of Monbazillac were considered (and fetched the same prices) as the famous chateaux of Sauternes. Possessing an exception terroir and microclimate suitable for the production of late harvest wines we see now why this region is considered to be a rapidly evolving and improving region and critics are whispering about the “new” sauternes. The wines of Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure are made with passion, attention to quality and considered amongst the best in the region.
Here the Monbazillac is adorned with gold, as it should. While not explosive, the bouquet is a beautiful complexity candied fruit, but also notes of quince, acacia, lemon … On the palate, the sugar-acid balance is remarkable. It is both rich, powerful, bold and fresh. The wood (twenty-six months in the barrel) is perfectly allowed to express the fruit. In a word, harmonious.
Luscious deep gold, honeyed and fat with peachy botrytis tones, gingerbread, hazelnuts, fresh mint and eucalyptus on the palate. The Ancienne Cure is mini Mon-bee, marzipan, orange peel and spices.