- Dom Philemon Perle Gaillac 2012 Product #27359 (In Stock)
Owner/winemaker Mathieu Vieules is determined to make great organic wines that sell for even greater value prices. How he’s able to do that while maintaining certified organic status and farming at ultra low yields for his region is a bit of a mystery, but we’re very happy he pulls it off somehow! This is Mathieu’s “Perle,” a wine that became popular in Gaillac (in Southwestern France) in the 1950s as sort of a classier alternative to Vinho Verde. It’s a blend of 60% Loin de L’Oeil harvested at 40hl/h, 20% Muscadelle and 20% Sauvignon Blanc that’s made in tank and bottled while a touch of CO2 is still in the wine from fermentation.
Most Perle is light and a touch sour, but because Mathieu harvested about 35% less fruit from his vineyards than his neighbors do, this is another thing entirely. Aromas of seltzer and stone fruits lead to a round, zesty, mouthful of apricot and peach fruit with accents of spice and herb honey. The tiny tingle on your tounge matches up nicely with the juicy acidy here, and you mouth waters as the apricot, apple, and passion fruit flavors linger on. A great bottle to sip on a hot afternoon and fun to pair with any lighter summer fare.