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Causse Marines Vin de France Zacm’Orange 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A VERY unique orange wine.

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

Grape Variety: Mauzac.

Geographic Appellation: Gaillac, France.

Vintage: 2016.

Price: $30.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Homemade vegetable soup.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear on the first pours, slightly cloudy on the last pour; blood orange color. Light apricot aroma. Slightly effervescent, dry, mineral mouth-feel; powerful limestone backbone with fruity flavors of apricot, watermelon and cantaloupe. A long finish that was filled with fresh melon, grippy tannins and a stick-to-your-mouth dry mineral ending. WOW, a very unique wine even for an orange wine. It was good with the soup, but really came into its own when drinking without food. Not inexpensive, but a very unique wine that has lots going for it. The mix of fresh fruit and limestone really make a great combination. Vicky commented she had never had a wine with such a dry limestone taste. A VERY unique orange wine.

Patrice Lescarret in the Causse Marines vineyard
Photo from Louis/Dressner.

Comments: Sorry no link to the Causse Marine website, it was infected with a virus when this review was posted.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

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