Synopsis, Our Opinion: A fun and delicious white wine
Producer/Winery: Pascal Lapeyre; Domaines Lapeyre Guilhemas; Salies de Bearn, France.
Grape Variety: Raffiat de Moncade.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bearn, France.
Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Apricot chicken with Indian spices.
Served at cellar temperature. Clear, oat straw color. Pear, Granny Smith apple and honeysuckle aromas. Silky smooth and spirited mouthfeel, light-medium body and a 200-grit texture. Strong pear, green apple and pineapple flavors. Lusty bright acidity and a long dry and tart finish that tastes just like the bouquet. WOW, WOW, an unusual grape variety that has really yielded a wonderful fresh and lively white wine. Outstanding paired with the apricot chicken and very pleasant sipping after the dinner. We thought this was a fun and delicious white wine and easily call it a Quality wine at a Bargain price.
Alcohol Content: 11-14%
Closure: 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Charles Neal Selections; Richmond, California.