Tasting Notes: A blend of Colombard and Sauvignon with an immediate aromatic and grapey freshness. An off-dry wine with hints of spice and pear mingle with peachiness on the finish.
This Swiss family property in the Côtes de Gascogne region has been a 10 ha vineyard since 1960 and now consists of 110 ha of vines situated in a marine site, baptised the Saint Jacques “Pelerines of Compostelle”. This Domaine de Ménard wine, first produced in 2002 seems to adapt marvellously to the Colombard and Sauvignon grapes, with a perfect balance of each variety expressessing it’s personality.
The Colombard shows a powerful bouquet of exotic fruit, vivacity and freshness added by the presence of the Sauvignon. As well as being a fantastic tasting wine it also holds a Gold Medal from “Au Concours des Vignerons Independants“.
The Colombard Grape: Colombard is an early fruiting white variety of wine grape, better known as French Colombard in North America. It is possibly the offspring of Gouais blanc and Chenin blanc. In France it was traditionally grown in the Charentes and Gascony for distilling into Cognac and Armagnac respectively. Today it is still among the permitted white grape varieties in Bordeaux wine, and in Gascony for Vins de Pays Côtes de Gascogne and the white Floc de Gascogne.
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