Once best known for Armagnac, the Côtes de Gascogne in SW France is a haven for crisp, zesty Sauvignon like whites. Enter Domaine de Mouchan – mostly Colombard with a touch of Sauvignon, it's grassy and herbal fresh, with tangy guava and lemon fruit.
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Beyond the Label
Bright, fruity, lively and fresh
Rose petal, mint leaf, ripe mango, passion fruit and citrus
Gascony used to be a one-trick pony, making the fine spirit of Armagnac. The market for that dropped dramatically 30 years ago, and growers had to search for another use for their grapes. They discovered that their Atlantic influenced climate was ideal for producing crisp, fruity whites. Good value too. Domaine de Mouchan, on the edge of the Landes de Gascony forest, has been the pride and joy of the Braisant family since 1949. They have 58 hectares of vines growing local heroes Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, even the red grape Tannat, plus Sauvignon and Chardonnay. They still produce eau de vie Armagnac, but also bright crisp, fruit driven whites like this gem. Chill down, it makes a delightful apéritif or partner to lighter dishes.
"Terrific, citrusy, bright fruit refreshment, slips down with abundant ease"
Jean-Marc Sauboua Buyer for SW France