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Haut Marin Fossiles Blanc - Cotes de Gascogne

Haut Marin Fossiles Blanc - Cotes de Gascogne

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Whites | Producer: Haut Marin
Region: France
Blend: (60%) Colombard (20%) Sauvignon (20%) Gros Manseng
Alc: 11.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

$21.60: as part of any six
$24.00: single bottle
$259.20: per case of 12

When I was living in France I regularly drank the wines from the South West [inland from Bordeaux] which were popular in good Parisian wine bars. There were the lovely reds from Pecharmont made from Bordeaux varieties which curiously I’ve never seen in Australia. And then there were the seafood friendly crisp refreshing dry whites from Gascony or Gascogne. They were inexpensive, but they were delicious! Gascony millions of years ago was covered by a sea hence the deposit of fossils right across the region. And hence the name of this wine. 

The quintessential French Bistro dry white! Highly recommended…! Cheers Constantine

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Our notes

The Haut Marin Fossiles is a lovely French dry white! A blend of Colombard, Sauvignon, and Gros Manseng it is bone dry to taste like white Bordeaux yet there’s a gentle fruitiness which is really appealing. No oak influence adds nerve and vitality with notes of green herbs, crunchy white peach and zesty lime/citrus. But what I really like is this wines pleasing minerality affirming its French identity and perfectly complementing the subtle fruit.  (Constantine 19/09/2019)


Producers notes

In the heart of the Bas Armagnac appellation, the Domaine de Menard is located on the famous Via Podensis, a road taken for centuries by pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

In this beautiful Gascony landscape, the winery spreads over 160 hectares, entirely in the IGP Cotes de Gascogne.

The Domaine de Menard’s vineyard is located on an ancient terroir of excellent quality. 23 million years ago, the Sea was covering the whole area, that’s why fossils are frequently found there, as well-known marine geological site explains.

The Colombard, Ugni Blanc & Sauvignon blanc vines - dry white wines, by using grapes which are planted in clay and chalks stony soils, whereas the Petit & Gros Manseng vines, made of overmatured grapes planted in deep, sandy soils which gives elegant sweetness to wine .


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