Region: Gaillac, South West France
Type: Sweet White
Producer: Florent and Romain Plageoles
Grape: 100% Loin de L’Oeil
Bottle Size: 50cl
It has a golden colour, on the nose you get exotic fruits, and on the palate, there is a strong flavour of roasted pineapple, as well as cooked apricots. On the finish there is a light touch of acidity to balance out the sweetness of the wine. The perfect wine to pair with cheese and lighter fruity desserts, it is also an excellent aperitif on its own.
Bernard took the reins, to continue the work of his father Robert, an outspoken advocate for natural wines with a centuries old approach to winemaking. Robert, had researched and replanted over a dozen varieties (7 in the Mauzac family alone) indigenous to Gaillac that had all but vanished. It is now Florent and Romain, Bernard’s sons, who have taken up the cause. Established in 1805, Domaine Plageoles has been passed down from generation to generation and are one of the oldest winemaking families in the AOC and they are thoroughly invested in retaining the traditions and quality for which this oft-overlooked AOC is now receiving well-deserved praise.