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Domaine de l'Herré Sauvignon Blanc
2015

Domaine de l’Herré Sauvignon Blanc, Côtes de Gascogne

France, Gascony

Fresh and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc, with delicate grapefruit, green fruits and hints of elderflower on the palette; a lovely example. Unoaked.”

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MWS: 95

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Origin

Côtes de Gascogne is almost entirely located in the Gers départment, one of the southernmost areas of France in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains. The area is arguably as famous for the production of Armagnac Brandy, but has built a strong reputation for high quality white table wines. Vineyards are situated on sandy soils, characteristic of the area, and the high diurnal temperature range during late summer help the fresh acidity and vibrant aromas to flourish.

Grape Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc.

Grapes are picked at the coolest time of the day to preserve acidity and freshness, followed by skin-contact maceration to further develop the wine’s aromatic qualities. Fermented at controlled temperatures and no oak contact prior to bottling.

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 18 months.

Producer

Domaine de l’Herré was established in 1974 and includes an extensive 130 hectare estate, focusing production on Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay as well as local varieties such as Gros Manseng and Colombard. The estate traditionally produced bulk wine but was acquired by Cap Wine International in 2010; since then there has been serious investment in the production process and they are now producing some of the best wine in the region.

Food Match

Made for light seafood and salad dishes; a fresh crab salad springs to mind!

In the press

Gold Medal - Revelation Sauvignon: Sauvignon Blanc World Competition (Concours Monidal du Sauvignon) 2016

Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2016

"Buxom Cape-gooseberry nose. Fuller and broader than the 2014, but packed with zesty crisp citrus. Thirst-quenching stuff!" - Tamlyn Currin for Jancis Robinson.com, February 2016.

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