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.
Price: $30.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Homemade vegetable soup.
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.
Alcohol Content: 12%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Louis Dressner Selections; New York, New York.