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Salette Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2015

ID No: 443197
Country:France
Region:Gascogny
Grape Type:Colombard
Winery:Salette
Product Description

Salette Cotes de Gascogne Blanc is made from 80% Colombard, 10% Ugni Blanc and 10% Gros Manseng. 
Fresh, clean and lively with intense exotic fruit aromas. Crisp, clean and zesty in the mouth, it offers delicate flavors of citrus fruit and grapefruit, and a long lingering finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with grilled fish, shellfish and appetizers.

 


Review:

Straw green color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of Meyer lemons and oranges, apple custard, and flower bush with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long pear, lime curd, and earth finish with no oak. A tasty and stimulating French white wine that is highly drinkable and applicable.  92 Points Beverage Tasting Institue 

Winery: Salette

Domaine de la Salette Estate
This family owned and operated winery has been producing wine since 1971. The estate is located near the town of Condom, in the Armagnac area of southwest France. Current owner Michel Duffour started in 1982 and was joined by his son Nicolas in 2005. They continue the traditional winemaking of the family while using new techniques such as skin contact maceration and cold stabilization.  They also make use of enologists from Bordeaux to create their cuvees. They export 80% of the total production.

The Domaine de la Salette Vineyard 
The estate measures 32 hectares (79.04 acres) with 30 hectares of white grapes and 2 hectares of red.  The soil is clay and limestone based. The average age of the vines is 20 years. The continental climate ensures optimum ripening of the grapes.

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