Sensory profile An effervescent tide of delicate mousse captures the eye, followed by a crown that opens with majestic, measured rhythm, nourished by luminous filaments of gold, then radiates a velvety softness that yearns to enfold the taster. Hints of rose petals and a coppery opalescence conjure up tropical twilights, while interleaving spring flowers traced on the foaming surface presage the imminent multi-sensory springtime. And bloom it does, with high-toned notes of plum and cherry preserves, counterpointed by fresh-picked fig and smooth almond over a background of sponge cake, hazelnut, and roasted espresso bean. The symphony continues, with alternating largo and allegro movements, where some will savour vanilla sugar and amaretto, others apple pie and baked pear. On entry in the mouth, the music turns vivace, for a grand finale of silky depth and palatal percussion that bolsters a sonorous explosion of earthy minerality and juicy, ultra-crisp fruit. A subtle motif of toastiness accompanies this sensory score as it subsides harmoniously into a placid, gentle conclusion. The quintessence of elegance and depth, this Pas Dosé evinces significant longevity and maturation still on the horizon.
Pairings Another classic method, perfect as aperitivo or with an entire meal, with filled pasta, oven-baked dishes, shellfish and pizza.