Dom. des Cassagnoles Blanc, Côte de Gascogne
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Dom. des Cassagnoles Blanc, Côte de Gascogne - 2018

Item # 49000 750mL
$9.96/ Single Bottle
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$119.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
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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

Talk about wines that overdeliver for the price. I (foolishly) went in with low expectations but this wine was such a pleasant surprise I had to write about it. From the picturesque town of Gondrin, located about halfway between Bordeaux and Toulouse, Domaine des Cassagnoles effortlessly hits it out of the park with this easy drinking, refreshing blend of Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Petit Manseng. It's herbaceous and grassy, it's minerally and stony, and its citrusy and floral. Granny smith apples, dried peach, and lime come to mind. It'll go beautifully with a seafood salad or some sardines with garlic and olive oil. All that for under $10? Sign me up. Serve chilled at your next picnic by the pond, or, honestly, just crack it open whenever you feel like it.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Colombard

Colombard was traditionally used, with Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche, to make cognac. It fell out of fashion in France in the 1970s, but at the same time caught on in California, and soon became the most widely planted grape in the state (where it was known as French Colombard). There, it was widely used to produce sweet yet crisp bulk wines. Seeing what the Americans had done, the French would...

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Ugni Blanc

Known as Trebbiano in Italy, Ugni Blanc is best known as the main ingredient in Cognac.


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