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2017 Tonnelle Cotes de Gascogne 750ml

2017 Tonnelle Cotes de Gascogne

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Sustainable agriculture. A complex wine using 4 different types of traditional local grapes: Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng. The grapes first undergo a controlled temperature stainless steel vat cold maceration for about 16 to 18 hours; then the free run juice is drawn out to undergo fermentation. No malolactic fermentation. The wine is a bright pale yellow with a hint of green. The nose bursts out with notes of passion fruit, citrus fruit, and white peach. Same flavors show in a light to medium body with good grip, ripe persistent tropical and citrus fruit oriented flavors and finish, and super fresh acidity. Wonderful spring and summer time sipper. - Winemaker's Notes

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2017(750ml)  


Varietal: Aligote
Traditionally Aligote used to make dry white wines. This grape ripens early with moderate yields and produces wines high in acidity that can be drunk young. Its aroma includes elements of apples and lemons.

Country: France
A country viewed by many as the home of fine wine, it is almost unique in terms of how embedded food and wine is in the nations culture. Given the diverse geography, with so much of the country providing the climate and soil suitable for viticulture, it is no surprise that its produces such an extensive and varied selection of wines. It is the country from where the vast majority of the New World's most popular "international" grapes and stylistic influences originate. While there might seem to be an alarming disparity between the most sought after wines (were a case might set you back as much as a deposit on a small house) and the millions of gallons of vin de table filling up the European wine lake every year, there is so much great value to be found between the two extremes. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone may still dominate the market for fine wine, but regions including the Loire, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon and the South West are increasingly becoming excellent sources of good quality, affordable wines.

Region: Languedoc and Roussillon
The Languedoc and Roussillon are two adjoining but distinctly separate wine regions in southern France. The Languedoc consists of two main regions: The Aude, home to the sub-regions of Limoux, Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois, and the Herault, which includes Picpoul de Pinet and the vin doux naturels producing regions of Banyuls, Frontignan, Lunel and Mireval.

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Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.