- Subtle blend of two main varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard, together with a third variety – Gros Manseng – to add subtlety to the blend.
- Origin (not claimed): PGI Côtes de Gascogne, the largest white wine production area in France. The grapes enjoy perfect exposure to the sun
- Resolutely modern in style, with subtle aromas of exotic and citrus fruit supported by minerality and freshness
- New World style of vinification with fermentation temperatures controlled at 16°C, use of specific yeast for aromatic white wines, and wine aging on the lees to create balance and concentration
- Exotic fruit (mango and passion fruit) – citrus (lemon, lime)
- Floral (blackcurrant bud, hawthorn)
- Minerality and flint
- Finish of modern ‘thiol’ aromas produced by fermentation at very low temperatures.
Question to the winemaker
What was it that made you choose this blend of three varieties rather than using a single variety?
- From my perspective, each variety adds key elements to the wine’s complexity: Colombard offers freshness and aromatic tension, Sauvignon Blanc provides the mineral aspect and the pepper notes so sought-after in thiols, and finally Gros Manseng adds sweet, exotic touches.