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Duffour Côtes de Gascogne Blanc 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An OUTSTANDING BARGAIN wine.

Producer/Winery: Michel Duffour; Domaine Duffour; Lagraulet-du-Gers, France.

Grape Variety: Colombard Blend – 70% Colombard, 15% Gros Manseng and 15% Ugni Blanc.

Geographic Appellation: Côte de Gascogne; France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $9.00

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

Paired With: Stir fry of pork and vegetables (including onion, yellow sweet pepper, carrots, celery, mushrooms and broccoli), served over brown rice.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale wheat straw color. Strong citrus and fresh-cut lemon grass aromas (and in a blind tasting I would call it Sauvignon Blanc). Smooth, crisp and flavorful with lots of lemon, lime and ripe peach flavors. From mid-palate through the end it morphs into a dry, tart citrus fruit finish with an underlying mineral. GREAT white blend and at only $9.00 it’s way, way under valued. A two thumbs up from me and a STRONG recommendation on an OUTSTANDING BARGAIN wine. It’s near the top of our Quality wine at a Bargain price category!!!

    She said: Clear, pale yellow lemon color, regular spaced, thick, slowly moving legs. Strong grapefruit aroma that led to milder citrus and tropical fruit flavors and a smooth mouth feel with a medium body and crisp acidity. The finish was long and full of the citrus flavors with only slight tartness. A delicious wine with the stir fry but a good potential pairing for chicken, white fish, shellfish and vegetarian dishes. It would be a good stand-in for Sauvignon blanc, especially those from New Zealand. A great wine with amazing aroma, flavor, smoothness and finish. It was an outstanding wine and I keep asking Ray if he made a mistake on the price because it is SUCH A BARGAIN AT $9.00.

Domaine Duffour vineyard in Lagraulet-du-Gers, France

Comments: Learn more about Michael Duffour and his Domaine.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 6 92108 13047 7

Imported by: Charles Neal Selections; Richmond, California.

Photo from Charles Neal.