Origin: Domaine de Pellehaut, Famille Béraut - Côtes de Gascogne, I.G.P.
Taste guide: Dry. fresh and crisp, lemon, green apple, white peach fruit flavours, good minerality and acidity, unoaked
75cl - 11.5% - screwcap
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly
High Environmental Value Vineyard
Domaine de Pellehaut is a family-owned property and chateau with 250 hectares of vines grown on slopes of up to 180m in altitude. The proximity to the Pyrenees provide a welcome shelter from bad weather, with very low rainfall and warm, sunny summers. Brothers Martin and Mathieu Beraut produce wines from both local and well-known grape varieties. The estate operates a ‘lutte raisonnée’ approach to viticulture, preferring the use of organic fertilisers produced on the estate and minimal or no use of pesticides.
This superb wine is a blend of famed Gascogne varietals - Ugni Blanc (35%) and Colombard (25%), with the more widely known Sauvignon Blanc (20%) and Chardonnay (10%), with an additional 10% of the local varieties Gros manseng and Petit manseng.
Grapes were harvested during the cool of the night to preserve the aromatic qualities with modern techniques used in the winery to maintain the character of the grapes and locality. The harvested fruit was cleaned then fermented for two weeks in temperature-controlled vats using selected yeasts. When fermentation was completed, the wines were racked once and put back into vat where they were aged on their lees for 3 to 5 months. All the constituent varietals were separately vinified and held in vats, being blended only at the final stage before bottling.
It is the diversity of plantings along with the Beraut Brothers skill in wine making and the art of blending that has resulted in a collection of multi-award winning wines that consistently over perform, such as this Harmonie De Gascogne.
The wine has a pale lemon colour and exhibits an aromatic bouquet with grapefruit, lemon and peach fruitiness wrapped in floral notes of elderflower. the palate is equally complex, refreshingly fruity and crisp with a good and persistent finish.
An elegant and harmonious wine great with seafood, cheese, white meats or on its own as an aperitif. We just love Southern French wines and can highly recommend this.
This and similar "own-label" wines sell for around £8. At Binendwines it is just £6.25