Domaine de L'Alliance IGP Alantique Sec Botrytise Declinaison 2012
A dry wine made from botrytized grapes. The grapes were not ripe enough to produce a true "Sauternes." Contains Sauternes-tropical aromas but fully dry on the palate. Vinified and raised in 350-liter barrels (new and one passage).
100% Semillon. In Sauternes, an appellation that is more well known for wine chateaux than for the talented people that work the soil and make the wine, Valerie and Daniel Alibrand are braving it on their own without the safety net enjoyed by their more established neighbors. The Alibrands started Domaine de l'Alliance in 2005, upon the purchase of the vines from Valerie's side of the family. Although Daniel had been an Atlantic fisherman by trade, the two jumped at the opportunity to start their new vocation in Valerie's hometown. Such a leap of faith has not been without its struggles, however the Alibrands have been attracting quite a bit of attention.