Cheerful, smiley Damien Barreau is the owner / winemaker at Domaine Pajot and he loves to talk about the ‘l’été de la Saint-Martin’ which is the name of the mild, warm Autumns that they often enjoy in his neck of the woods. It’s the prefect weather for the Gros-Manseng grapes to sit on the vines that bit longer and to increase their sugar levels to help make this medium sweet white wine. He tells us that it’s a great wine to drink with a perfumed cheese such as Comté. Either that or as a moreish apéritif.
87 Points – Tom Cannavan, ‘An unusual ‘moelleux’, literally meaning ‘mellow’, off-dry white made from late-harvested Gros Manseng grapes in the southwest of France. With only 11.5% alcohol this is such a charming little wine, succulent with honey, nectarine and herb aromas, before the palate that is limpid and rich, but with a streaking apple acidity to balance. The winemaker suggests drinking with Comte cheese, and I’d throw Mimolet or even Parmesan into the mix too, but a delicious wine.‘ Wine-Pages.com, November 2015 (2014 vintage)