On the edge of the Haut Languedoc regional park, on the stony limestone and clay soils of the St. Jean de Minervois appellation, the Miquel family have been running their 60 hectare property since the end of the 15th century with 27 hectares planted in vines. The vineyards planted on this estate are mostly those of the “Muscat Petits Grains” variety, which has small grapes that turn gold when fully ripe. Its high sugar contents and its wonderful aromas make it the ideal variety to produce sweet and fortified wines.
This wine has received many international awards, such as the Médaille d’Or Concours Général Agricole 2017 Paris 2 stars in the Guide Hachette 2018.
The vineyards surrounding the Domaine de Barroubio look like a lunar landscape. The soils are overed with broken-up, white, chalky rocks on the spinal crest of a hill. The appellation consists of a very defined strip of bright white limestone where the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is the only grape variety permitted.
This dessert wine is made exclusively from Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grapes. The wine is harvested by hand very late in the season. The grapes are lightly pressed and then the must is rapidly clarified by refrigeration. Extra alcohol (neutral grape brandy) is added to stop the fermentation and preserve the natural sugars present in these intense grapes. .
This sweet St Jean de Minervois Muscat (black label) is fresh, intensely fruity with great charm. A delicate nose floral aromas, and sweet pear and peach fruit flavors, with a hint of citrus.
Enjoy with Madelines, foie gras, and apple Tartatin.