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Magnon La Begou Blanc 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual and noteworthy white wine.

Producer/Winery: Maxime Magnon; Corbières, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Grenache Gris, 35% Grenache Blanc and 15% Carignan Gris.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Corbières, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $40.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Chicken stir fry.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color. Apple, apricot, fresh herbs, tropical fruit and faint Lady Banks rose floral aromas. Smooth, tense, chalky and a slightly slippery or oily mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Lively Granny Smith apple, ripe apricot, ginger, lemon, pineapple and lots of chalky mineral flavors. Pronounced crisp acidity and a long dry lemony and mineral finish. WOW, what an elegant and complex white wine. Excellent with the chicken dinner and excellent sipping without food. We called it an unusual and noteworthy white wine.

Maxime Magnon in his Corbières vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 47117 8

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.