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Dom. des Cassagnoles Blanc, Côte de Gascogne - 2016

Item # 49000 750mL
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Tasting Notes

If you like Sauvignon Blanc then this wine will certainly appeal to you. A blended white from the winemaking region near Gascony that produces primarily white wines. It’s aromatic, herbal and luscious with white pineapple and grassy notes. An ideal pairing for a light a light salad.


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Staff Pick Notes

Nothing makes me happier than finding a genuinely great bottle for a bargain. Dom. de Cassagnoles Cotes de Gascoyne is a perfect house white - bright, juicy, fruity, and refreshing, with a clean mineral edge. This wine is a fruit basket (lemon, green apple, peach, white nectarine) strewn with garlands of flowers (honeysuckle, white blossom) and fresh green herbs. It can be a great aperitif, the ideal companion for light fish dishes, salads, and cheeses, or simply an afternoon sipper. One should have a bottle chilling in the fridge at all times!

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