2020 Maison Rigal Vin Orange Gros Manseng

Gascony, France

Heard of skin contact but afraid to try? This accessible introduction from South West France offers up orange wine with spice, lush texture and zesty citrus.



About The Wine

A native of the Basque country in France’s South West, Gros Manseng is usually known for its powerful dry whites.

Innovative growers’ coop Rigal offers it up as an approachable take on skin contact styles.

Though orange tinted, it's less savoury than you’d imagine. With the skins adding both spice and lush texture to zesty citrus and green apple, this is balanced, bold and bright.

About Maison Rigal

An enterprising powerhouse within France’s lesser known South West, Maison Rigal grew from humble roots as a grape growers cooperative in Cahors.

It has done much innovative work to bring the wines of the region to new markets, from introducing sustainable vineyard practices, to technical winemaking smarts and alternative packaging formats.

Sourcing everything from the best Malbec grapes for its premium Chateau de Chambert, to fleshy dry whites from greater Gascony’s Gros Manseng and Colombard, Rigal’s mission focuses on the bringing the flavours of the South West to the world.

Rigal's home base at Chateau de Chambert
Cahors, South West France
Additional Info

From the Producer

Maison Rigal works with partner winery Domaine Hauret, sourcing grapes from Gascony in France’s South-West.

An accessible introduction to skin contact styles, late harvested Gros Manseng and Colombard grapes are co-fermented in stainless steel and kept on skins for an extended period.

Lees are stirred using a nitrogen rod to minimise oxygen contact and malolactic fermentation is blocked to maintain balancing freshness.

Blend : Gros Manseng (90%), Colombard (10%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Julian Toboul technical director at Maison Rigal
Julian Toboul technical director at Maison Rigal
Cahors, South West France

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