Country: France Region: South West AOP: Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Sec
Varietal: 60% Gros Manseng, 20% Petit Manseng 20% Arrufiac.
Vintage: 2013 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Viella
The area of Pacherenc beside the village of Madiran specialises in sweet white wines but the sec (dry) Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh wines are naturally much lighter, fresher and crisper and have the same kind of fruity, floral aromas found in the dry wines of Jurancon, just to the south. They are much lower in sugar (never more than 3g/l residual sugar) than the sweet wines, and higher in acidity. Crisp and refreshing, perfect with light meals in Summer.
Dry white wine. Bright and cool with exotic, white, and yellow fruits and a floral fragrance reminiscent of wisteria.
Food Matches: Serve chilled as an aperitif , with salads , white meat or grilled fish