Pierre-Henri Gadais, Zeste 2020
Orange wine made of Melon Blanc viz. Melon de Bourgogne or simply Melon.
Two weeks carbonic maceration and 8 months ageing on fine lees without batonnage.
Great looking light golden colour with greenish reflections, charmingly hazy.
On the nose blood orange, melon, tropical tones, banana and mango. Fresh green herbs and wet stones. Sur-lie left a creamy trace and barrel ageing a bit of far smokiness and resinous shadow. Amusing light orange wine with moderate acidity and light tannins; every piece of the puzzle put nicely together in great balance.
Wine for a sunny afternoon or a nice channel cruise.