2012 Domaine de Pellehaut Blanc (Maison Sichel) mini review

Pale in color with a mild nose with some nice minerality coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays mineralty as well as some citrus notes, lime and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely mouth grip with the acidity from the citrus notes lingering nicely. This wine reminded me of a sauv blanc. I would give it an 88. Which for the price is a pretty good deal.

From the LCBO:
DOMAINE DE PELLEHAUT BLANC, VDP COTES DE GASCOGNE LCBO 319665 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 13.25
Made in: Southwest, France By: Maison Sichel
11.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Light & Crisp Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Pale lemon-green; intense aromas and flavours of white flowers, peach and gooseberry with a light grassy note; aromatic and flavourful with a zesty, mouth-watering finish.

From the winery:
TASTING:
A pale yellow color, limpid and brilliant, a nose of yellow fruit: apricot, peach who reveal their mouth under the tastiest and most demanding aspects. The sweetness of this wine will make the perfect companion for appetizers, entrees and desserts.

GUARD:
Wine to drink within 2-3 years after the vintage.

SERVE:
Serve 10 to 12 ° C as an aperitif, with foie gras and fish sauce.

GRAPES:
A base 80% Gros Manseng accompanied Chardonnay and local varieties

VINTAGES AVAILABLE:
2013

RECOMMENDED PURCHASE PRICE:
6-8 €

PROFESSIONAL OPINION:
Wine Guide – Official Selection winemakers of France
This wine has a golden color with green highlights. Nose, meanwhile, shows expressive, evoking exotic fruits, including pineapple and lime. Mouthing, while flexibility is based on a vivacious zest and clementine citrus. Freshness and roundness are waiting for you. Nice balance.
Wines and wine-Thierry Perardelle journalist, sommelier
Appreciated terrace with some appetizing delicacies, this wine not too sweet nor too generous arises well on the register of sweetness, fades aromas of exotic fruits and citrus.
A Côtes de Gascogne soft balanced, nice and price alléchant.A enjoy an aperitif on the sweet and sour shrimp, exotic dishes, foie gras, blond desserts (peaches, pears, apricot, pineapple …).

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