In 2004, the team of Balisiers decided to proceed to a new experience of white encépagement. After multiple tastings, a systematic study of the potentialities of our terroir at Château Barillet and Vallon de l'Allondon (Russin), we chose the Loire's historical grape variety: Chenin Blanc. First in Switzerland, 3 hectares of Chenin Blanc from the mass selection of Gibault nurseries (Jugné sur Loire) were planted in 2004 and 2005 with an open lyre trellis. Chenin is aged 12 months in amphora without malolactic fermentation to keep all its freshness. The Chenin Blanc will allow us to raise two types of radically different wines: a dry white wine and mineral and our first sweet wine (noble grains) from sorting in late harvests.
The latest of the Balisiers, Mélopée is a Chenin late harvests harvested late November early December, to concentrate sugars and aromatic complexity. Light amber color, powerful nose with candied fruit aromas, date, pineapple, ripe peach. Mouth with a soft attack, compact mid-palate and a syrupy finish. Very rich wine to accompany a sorbet fruit of passion. Attention: Absolute nectar that triggers the passions! Bottled in very small quantity (500 bottles per year.)
Rose de Lune
The Rose de Lune is a pinot noir rosé. This wine supports the ice bucket and must be refreshed before consumption, at 9-10 ° C. The particularly tender and fruity character of our rosé results from the fact that it is obtained by bleeding after a few hours of vatting only. Light salmon pink color, limpid with shades of orange, the nose gives off an aromatic explosion of apricot, pineapple, lychee and peach. Wine of meals during the summer and happy accompaniment of exotic cuisines.