Haut Marin ‘Les Fossiles’ (750ml)
Côtes de Gascogne
ColombardGros MansengSauvignon Blanc
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Domaine Haut Marin is aptly named as it resides on land that was covered by the sea over 23 million years ago. Today, what remains is an ancient seabed with fossils of marine life that once existed. Located in the heart of Bas-Armagnac on Via Podensis, trodden over the centuries by pilgrims waking the French route towards Santiago di Compostella in Galicia, Spain.
The beautiful Gascon domaine has 180 hectares of vines planted on geologically complex soil of marine sediment, clay-limestone, shallow gravel. This type of soil contributes to wines that are extremely pure and fresh.
This is the domaine’s signature white wine. Bright aromas of citrus fruit meld with attractive notes of white flowers and stone fruit. The palate echoes the citrus found on the nose, Meyer lemon and pink grapefruit, acacia and pineapple. Crafted to appeal to a range of palates and occasions; this wine is easy to drink on its own, as an aperitif with light snacks, pairs well with seafood, light pasta dishes, salads and fresh goat cheese.
A blend of 60% Colombard, 20% de Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Gros Manseng. Colombard is is known for bringing freshness to a wine thanks to its marked acidity, while Sauvignon Blanc, also noted for its frehsness, adds more sructure and depth and the blend is rounded out with Gros Manseng bringing ample citrus and sweet fruit. The grapes are harvested at night while it is cooler to prevent oxidation and preserve frehsness. The grapes are pressed, while blanketed with nitrogen and the wine ferments at a low temperature for three months in stainless steel and cement tanks for three months.
Woohoo, there’s nothing better than finding a new favourite at a great price! This wine exceeds all expectations for under $20 a bottle.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, and Gros Manseng, it’s ultimately dry but pleasantly juicy with fresh and vivid aromatics; think mandarin orange, lime curd, fleshy peach, and honeysuckle, all with a striking mineral backbone and lively acidity to balance the fruit. Love it.