Domaine de l’Escarpolette le blanc 2017
'Ivo has released the 2017 version of his electrifying orange wine called Le Blanc. It is made from Muscat à Petits Grains and Grenache Blanc. It had about 14 days of maceration before pressing so the tannins are very light, and with no added sulphites, is also very fresh and drinkable.
It definitely exhibited spicy notes for us such as cinnamon as well as some hazelnut nuances which is often produced by mild oxidative treatment. There was also some fenugreek notes that signals the presence of sotolon which is a characteristic that we only find in naturally fermented wines.
Since there has been some skin contact the wine has an interesting tannic structure that means the wine can stand up to dishes of Asian foods with a significant chili component.
The wine has the usual intense aromatics that you associate with the Muscat grape while exhibiting a fresh, lively taste and a bright, long finish.
Overall, a very compelling and complex wine!'
- Living Wines