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Brumont Gascogne Blanc 2015 750ML

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Product Description

A former “wine producer of the year” from Le Grand Guide des Vins de France, Alain Brumont has produced a fantastic white that showcase this charming area of Southern France.

Established terroirs that had been abandoned for nearly 50 years, Brumont is extremely passionate about Gascony, and offers up the best interpretation of a classic, everyday white. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng (another citrusy, high acid varietal), which adds length and body to this lip smacking white.

The praise for Brumont’s wines cannot be understated, with people like Steve Spurrier of Decanter saying ““The wines of Alain Brumont are at the same level as Chateau Latour, and the greatest wines in the world,” and Robert Parker, “These are unreal wines that are purely made, remarkably rich, so complete that they cannot be ignored.”

Rating
“From the south of France, this traditional Gasconyblend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng shows rich aromas of flowers, pear, honey and citrus, which lead to a medium-bodied palate with excellent acidity and a clean finish. This lively and energetic white is a perfect match for grilled fish, green vegetables and goat cheese.” The Wine Buyer, 90 Points

Wine maker notes
The terroir across the Cotes de Gascogne area is transitional, with the maritime effects of the Atlantic ocean giving way to a more continental climate in the east of Gers. Nearer the coast, loose, sandy soils with good drainage and high rainfall characterize the vineyards. In the east, summers are warmer and drier, and the clay limestone soils retain water more effectively. All in all, this is well suited to viticulture, as the soils and climate work together across the area to create an optimal environment for vineyards.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 12.5%
The history of French wine, spans a period of at least 2600 years dating to the founding of Massalia in the 6th century BC by Phocaeans with the possibility that viticulture existed much earlier. The Romans did much to spread viticulture across the land they knew as Gaul, encouraging the planting of vines in areas that would become the well known wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley and the Rhone.

Over the course of its history, the French wine industry would be influenced and driven by the commercial interests of the lucrative English market and Dutch traders. Prior to the French Revolution, the Catholic Church was one of France’s largest vineyard owners-wielding considerable influence in regions such as Champagne and Burgundy where the concept of terroir first took root. Aided by these external and internal influences, the French wine industry has been the pole bearer for the world wine industry for most of its history with many of its wines considered the benchmark for their particular style. The late 20th and early 21st century brought considerable change—earmarked by a changing global market and competition from other European wine regions such as Italy and Spain as well as emerging New World wine producers such as California, Australia and South America.