Mary Taylor 'Olivier Gessler' Cotes de Gascogne 2020 - 750ml

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Winemaker Notes

This was the year when Colombard performed to its best. Ideal summer temperatures with a cool mid-August provided the perfect conditions for both Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc to hit a high note of aromas. Nature was given a holiday from pollution in Spring with a 10-week National lockdown and this strengthened the vinestock remarkably. These two varieties blended with optimally ripe Gros Manseng and Ugni Blanc, give a finished mix with a superb balance of fresh vivacious fruit, delicate acidity and surprising length. Gascogne continues to be a great climate for crunchy and fresh white wines.

 

IGP Côtes de Gascogne shares the same land surface as Armagnac, in the beautiful French Southwest. The Gessler family settled here, in the heart of Bas-Armagnac, in 1928. We are now on the 4th generation – a robust family business with 20 full time employees. This is one of the more thoughtfully farmed properties – registered HVE 3 and in organic conversion. They tend to indigenous varietals such as Colombard, Ugni Blanc, and Gros Manseng, from which this wine is made.

Blend: 50% Colombard, 20% Ugni Blanc, 20% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon