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Causse Marines “Les Greilles” Gaillac 2013


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING wine made from little know local grapes in the Gaillac region of France.

Winery/Producer: Patrice Lescarret and Virginie Maignien, Causse Marines; Vieux, France.

Grape Variety: (Local Gaillac region grapes) Mauzac, Loin-de-l’Oeil and Muscadelle.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Gaillac, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $19.80 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Baked Parmesan cheese chicken, scalloped potatoes, peas and garden salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, golden color. Intensely aromatic with ripe or even overripe apple aromas. Mouth-filling, smooth, full-body apple taste that goes on and on into a flavorful tart finish. A fantastic white wine…it’s RICH in flavor, yet very LIVELY and REFRESHING. Perfect balance between acidity and flavors and tastes that have impact from start to finish. Neither Vicky or myself could identify the grape and each sip became more interesting and delicious. It had a subtle complexity that included a unique mineral character combined with a fruitiness that was simply delicious. Two thumbs up and a big WOW from me on this one. It’s an OUTSTANDING wine made from little know local grapes in the Gaillac region of France.

    She said: Clear, golden yellow color with lots of quickly moving irregularly spaced legs. Mild overly ripe apple and pear aroma leading to a melon and mellow apple flavor with lots of body and a slight creaminess. The finish is long and brings back the flavor of apple with a hint of tartness. The wine went well with both the potatoes and the Parmesan chicken and is a VERY SPECIAL wine at under $20.

Causse Marines vineyard in the heart of the Gaillac region of France

Comments: Learn more about Causse Marines and their wines.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.

Photo from Causse Marines.