Floral, exotic and inexpensive

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Brand NameDomaine La Hitaire
Wine NameLes Tours
Vintage (Year)2011
AVACotes de Gascogne
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeColombard, Gros Manseng, Ugni-Blanc
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %11.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

Lately, I have taken to the combination of Ugni Blanc and Colombard as it does make a nice white wine, and for those of you that drink yak -- cognac and/or armagnac --, these two comprise two of the three varietals used in that.  Usually, these wines can be had for less than ten dollars and this one mixes in 5% Gros Manseng, with the rest being 65% Ugni Blanc and 30% Colombard.

This wine is exceptionally fruity, making me think of passionfruit and pineapples.  The aroma is floral and the citrus is nice and not strong at all, meaning not overbearing.  The color is a straw yellow and the mouth is slightly silky.


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