Synopsis, Our Opinion: It easily reached into our EXCELLENT category and gets a strong positive recommendation.
Producer/Winery: Hildegard Horat and Alioune Diop; La Grange de Quatre Sous; Assignan, France.
Grape Variety: White Blend – 55% Viognier and 45% Marsanne.
Geographic Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc'; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Salad of romaine lettuce and roasted sweet potato with sherry vinaigrette dressing and homemade bread.
Chilled before drinking. Pale wheat straw color. Aromas of Buddleja (Butterfly Bush) blossoms in early summer, dry dusty year-old hay and hints of cinnamon on warm toast and a new pencil eraser. Smooth, medium-body, tart and very slightly oily mouth-feel; abundant limestone mineral, pear and peach flavored taste with a long almost bitter finish. WOW this is a wine in 4-wheel drive, everything is spinning…exploding strong nasal fruit flavors, powerful mineral component, refreshing crisp acidity and a delicious long dry tart finish that seems to go on forever. Excellent with the salad and a delight sipping without food. This was a wine that grew with each sip. As it warmed there was a cloudburst of diverse and complex flavors and we both commented how good the wine had become. All A+’s from both of us…by the last sip it easily reached into our EXCELLENT category and gets a strong positive recommendation.
See also: our review of Hildegard Horat’s La Grange de Quatre Sous Les Serrottes 2011.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 41453 3
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.