2016 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses" (Laballe, Domaine)
Domaine Laballe, "Les Terres Basses" Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, France 201650% Colombard, 30% Ugni Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon Blanc WHITE FRUIT & ACACIA, SUBTLE TROPICAL NOTES "Les Terres Basses" translates to "the Lowlands", and refers to the shallow calcareous soils on the sunny, pristine expanses of vineyard that sit below the winery at Domaine Laballe. This is a complex and punchy blend of white grapes both esoteric and commonplace. The wine is rich and exotic, but with floating strands of acidity that convey an innate "chuggability." Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with chopped grilled chives and a dollop each of mustard and creme fraiche.