Two types of peach - vine peach and white peach - are used to make Mathilde Pêche.
Vine peaches are small, with richly flavored bright red flesh. A variety highly sensitive to diseases of the vine, winegrowers around Lyon and in Charente would plant this peach in their vineyards to warn them of the appearance of mold. Vine peaches are very juicy despite their small size, with an intense and seductive flavor. White peaches are fleshy and juicy, with a pleasant scent and a lovely soft mouthfeel.
First inhalations pick up nothing but sweet, beguiling ripe peach perfume; aeration expands the aroma by adding tarter scents of peach skin and pit. Palate entry is lean, tart and acidic yet ripe; the midpalate finds the acid underpinning gracefully balancing the sweet, peachy ripeness. Aftertaste is long, light-bodied and appropriately juicy.