Mont Gravet Sauvignon Blanc-Colombard 2021
Vibrant and intense aromas of pears, grapefruit and lychees. The mouth is refreshing, juicy and well balanced, with a clean, dry finish.
To be enjoyed on its own, as an aperitif, or with a light salad, pasta or grilled fish.
Blend: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Colombard
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Close to the producers, and in order to source the best vineyards, the winemakers of Mont Gravet have found some amazing “terroirs” spread on hills. These hills are called “Mont” in French. So as a tribute to the terroir from where the wine comes from we have named it Mont Gravet, “Gravet” being the name of an oval shaped rock commonly found in the area.
Offering the perfect balance of quality and value, Southwest, France is a recognized appellation that encompasses all wine regions in France’s southwestern corner (except for Bordeaux and Cognac, which merit their very own). Two of the more famous subregions here are Cahors, known for its Malbec, and Madiran, home of the robust Tannat grape. Bordeaux Blends are also popular red wines of the Southwest; Petit Manseng is the regions’s star autochthonous white variety.
With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended white wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used in white wine blends, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a soft and full-bodied white wine blend, like Chardonnay, would do well combined with one that is more fragrant and naturally high in acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.