About Vallee des Aigles : From winemakers Boris Kovac and David Serodes. Vallée des Aigles was born from their winemakers consultancy in Rouissillon and the purchase of Domaine de L’Agly. Step by step they extended their selections to the Limoux area and then Carcassonne. All their vineyards are located in altitude.
Description : With a nod toward the traditions of ancestral winemaking dating back to Georgians, this is not one of those oxidative / ‘funky’ orange wines – it is delicate, fresh, pretty and utterly moreish.
It’s a co-fermented blend of Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Maccabeu and Muscat, with bold structure from the tannins of the seeds and skins and natural colour from the skin pigments. The nose is a delightful swirl of mandarin and peach blossom, the palate is light and fresh and bursting with exotic flavours – mandarin, orange, candied citrus peel and a whiff of Turkish Delight. A wine with tremendous energy and personality.
Winemaking : “Today and with all innovations, progress in oenology and modern winemaking equipment, we want to offer you a wink in the methods of ancestral winemaking, starting with the Greek, then the Romans….often the grapes from the white and red varieties have been vinified together. In some cases, where the maturity of the white grape was too early compared to the red, it was vinified separately but in the same way as the red, without destemming, just lightly trampled and the juice fermented in contact with the skins and seeds. This wine, called “Orange wine” is more structured that a white wine vinified in the modern way. It is also more colourful (intense yellow with orange notes). The structure comes from the tannins of the seeds and the colour of the natural pigments that the grape skin contains. This blend is made from Macaque, Grenache Blanc and Gris and Malvoisie. It can be served as an aperitif chilled, but it is perfect with cold meats, cured ham, prawns or lobster or with cheeses such as aged Manchego, Comté or Emmental.” Serodes & Kovac