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Domaine San de Guilhem Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne 2014


Recommendation: Loads of flavor and acidity that’s an excellent value for under $10.

Winery/Producer: Alain Lalanne Domaine San de Guilhem; Ramouzens, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: 40% Colombard, 30% Gros Manseng and 30% Ugni Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Gascony, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $9.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Home-made tomato soup, panini on rye bread with turkey, Swiss cheese, pineapple and course Dijon mustard and salad with Greek dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Light wheat straw color with a tint of green. Strong lemon citrus, lemon grass and a very slight mushroom and floral aromas. Quite mouth filling lemon, melon and citrus taste that follows through with a very long tart finish. Crisp and fresh with lots of citrus acidity. Good with both the pineapple in the sandwich and the “fresh from the garden” tomato soup. Loads of flavor and acidity that’s an excellent value for under $10.

    She said: Medium lemon yellow color, clear with thin irregular legs moving at variable speeds. Lots of citrus aroma with lemon scent that led to a similar flavor but with a hint of tartness. As the wine warmed both the citrus flavor and tartness grew in the mouth as well as in the medium long finish. The body was light and the acidity high. Delicious with the panini and tomato soup it was not good with the salad as it made the oregano in the dressing unpleasant. A good buy at $9.

    Domaine San de Guilhem vineyard in the southwest of France

    Comments: Learn more about Alain Lalanne and his Domaine San de Guilhem

Alcohol: 11.5%

Bar code: 8 94510 00086 1

Imported by: Vintage “59 Imports; Washington, D.C.