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La Salette, IGP Côtes de Gascogne Rouge, 2020

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La Salette, IGP Côtes de Gascogne Rouge, 2020

This is a light, deliriously purple-hued wine which one could easily serve lightly chilled with lunch or with spicy food: the French would call it "frais", fresh. There's a sense of fresh ripe strawberries and raspberries, a gentle... Read More

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La Salette, IGP Côtes de Gascogne Rouge, 2020

ColourRed

RegionSouth-West

Sub RegionCotes de Gascogne

GrowerLa Salette

Grape VarietyTannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

Vintage2020

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeSAL620

Style

Light bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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La Salette, IGP Côtes de Gascogne Rouge, 2020

This is a light, deliriously purple-hued wine which one could easily serve lightly chilled with lunch or with spicy food: the French would call it "frais", fresh. There's a sense of fresh ripe strawberries and raspberries, a gentle fragrance, plenty of flesh and minimal tannins. Very easy-drinking, a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Now-2023

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