Tasting Notes ...
SWEET WHITE WINE - COTES DE GASCOGNE - SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE
Grape : Gros Manseng (South West grape )
Les Premières Grives : sheer pleasure...
Harvested in late autumn, mature grapes packed with sweetness and pleasure produce an elegant wine, with fine typicity. Great fullness on the palate, with delicious tropical flavours, sustained by freshness. Balanced sweetness leads to fresh grapes on the finish - an instant delight.
Tasting commentary by cellarman Francis Miquel:
"Superb light gold colour. Very expressive aroma, typical, with citrusy overtones evolving when aerated, with a very sensual exotic character. A full taste, possessing great freshness giving a dynamic ensemble. Instant happiness, a really soft balance to reveal a fresh grape finish. A versatile wine capable of charming a fresh foie gras and offering true Gascon resistence to a lobster from Brittany.''
To be enjoyed as an aperitif, with foie gras, white meat and blue cheese, and makes a delicious companion with desserts.
Should be stored upright, in a cool dark place.
|LES PREMIERES GRIVES : Origin
In Gascony, the hoar-frosts at the end of Automn herald the arrival of the first thrushes (in french : "grives"). It is also at this precise time that Gros Manseng harvest starts a the “Domaine du Tariquet”. From its well matured clusters of grapes, fought over by the greedines of the fisrt trushes, a fine, elegant typical wine is born, with the aromatique concentrations being well-banceled between sweetness, aromas and freshness.
LE DOMAINE TARIQUET
Tariquet wines are the fruit of a long and delicate alchemy which starts with the secret of the soil of each vineyard. Each one is analysed geologically, and planted with the most suitable varieties.
The combination of modern vinification and respect of the soil, varieties and traditions is the greastest pride of Château du Tariquet and the Grassa family.
Tariquet is also committed to protecting the environment throughout every stage of the production process.
Tariquet Premières Grives - Sweet White - Côtes de Gascogne - Domaine du Tariquet - Case 6x75cl