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Domaine de Grange Neuve Monbazillac 2012

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the producer at the London France Show. The Monbazillac appellation was set up in 1936 [although wine production in the area goes back to at least the Benedictine monks of the 12th century] for sweet white wines produced in 5 communes around the village of that name on the south-west bank of the Dordogne river just across from the town of Bergerac.The wine is very similar to Sauternes in that it uses the same grapes,semillon,sauvignon blanc and muscadelle which are harvested late in order to allow the development of a fungus called Botrytis which contributes to the sweet taste.Domaine de Grange Neuve is a well established family producer in this area.I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheese. It was certainly sweet,almost like honey or syrup and there was plenty of a pineapple,apricot and vanilla style fruit with some citrus overtones.It went well with the cheese and was most enjoyable.It did get a silver medal at the 2014 Concours de Bordeaux

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Domaine de Grange Neuve:
Pierre Pichon bought a small 4 hectare farm in 1898 but it is now a 70 hectare vineyard owned and run by his descendants of the Castaing family. It is located in the village of Pomport about 7 miles south-west of the town of Bergerac in the valley of the river Dordogne. They make a range of red,white,rose and sparkling wines and also do holiday lets [gites]

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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05/29/2017

I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the producer at the London France Show. The Monbazillac appellation was set up in 1936 [although wine production in the area goes back to at least the Benedictine monks of the 12th century] for sweet white wines produced in 5 communes around the village of that name on the south-west bank of the Dordogne river just across from the town of Bergerac.The wine is very similar to Sauternes in that it uses the same grapes,semillon,sauvignon blanc and muscadelle which are harvested late in order to allow the development of a fungus called Botrytis which contributes to the sweet taste.Domaine de Grange Neuve is a well established family producer in this area.I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheese. It was certainly sweet,almost like honey or syrup and there was plenty of a pineapple,apricot and vanilla style fruit with some citrus overtones.It went well with the cheese and was most enjoyable.It did get a silver medal at the 2014 Concours de Bordeaux



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