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Domaine du Tariquet Ugni Blanc-Colombard 2011

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Origin: Gascony, Bas-Armagnac Grown, produced and bottled by Domaine du Tariquet. Varieties: 70% Ugni Blanc, 30% Colombard Serving suggestion: Serve chilled. Very refreshing at any time of the day, as an aperitif or with starters, seafood or fish. Tasting notes: Ugni Blanc Colombard, thirst-quenching pleasure ‘In the past, all that mattered was the wine making process but over the years, we have gradually learned to make wine that is an honest expression of the vineyard.’ Yves Grassa, winemaker. Superbly intense for a dry fruity white, its bouquet reveals floral and citrus aromas with nice touches of tropical fruit. Light and well-balanced, this wine is a thirst-quenching pleasure. Always have a bottle in the fridge door, just in case… Storage: Should be stored upright, in a cool dark place. To enjoy its full potential, drink within one year of bottling.

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Member Reviews for Domaine du Tariquet Ugni Blanc-Colombard

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Snooth User: greenworlder
398758
5.00 5
12/27/2007

I found this white very refreshing, citrusy and light, well-balanced--a real thirst quencher. I was pleasantly surprised. It's a dry, fruity wine, perfect with light summer dishes.


Snooth User: courgette
124481148
5.00 5
11/24/2009

Perfect! Bright acidity, lovely fragrant ugni blanc--anyone who loves a dry, tart riesling (or even muscadet) will like this. Clean-- not that it tastes like laundry, but that's what it makes me think of: crisp white sheets on the line! A great value at under $10, and for those of us who like a lower alcohol content, it's nice to find something French at 10.5%.


Snooth User: Breihan
7541747
5.00 5
02/02/2011

Love this wine!


Snooth User: psc
9362837
5.00 5
10/22/2008

Five glasses



Origin: Gascony, Bas-Armagnac Grown, produced and bottled by Domaine du Tariquet. Varieties: 70% Ugni Blanc, 30% Colombard Serving suggestion: Serve chilled. Very refreshing at any time of the day, as an aperitif or with starters, seafood or fish. Tasting notes: Ugni Blanc Colombard, thirst-quenching pleasure ‘In the past, all that mattered was the wine making process but over the years, we have gradually learned to make wine that is an honest expression of the vineyard.’ Yves Grassa, winemaker. Superbly intense for a dry fruity white, its bouquet reveals floral and citrus aromas with nice touches of tropical fruit. Light and well-balanced, this wine is a thirst-quenching pleasure. Always have a bottle in the fridge door, just in case… Storage: Should be stored upright, in a cool dark place. To enjoy its full potential, drink within one year of bottling.

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