Showing posts with label Gascony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gascony. Show all posts

Sunday, April 24, 2011

AROMATIC ACE FROM GASCONY

AN ACE FROM GASCONY
Domaine de Pellehaut Ampelomeryx   2007, 13%, €13.99, Curious Wines
Gascony, best known for its Armagnac (I also like the local Floc), produces some “popular wine-bar wines” according to Hugh Johnson who notes Pellehaut as one of the better producers.
Picked up a bottle of Domaine de Pellehaut Ampelomeryx 2007 at Curious Wines recently and this blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Manseng Gros and Manseng Petit, sure surprised me, in a very pleasant way.

Colour is inviting, so is the nose and the promise is delightfully delivered onwards by an excellent Vin de Pays. This has a share of awards to its credit and Johnson recommends that you DYA, i.e. Drink the Youngest Available. The