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Chateau de Gayon

Chateau de Gayon
2010 Gouttes d’Or, Pacherenc du vic-Bilh

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Chateau de Gayon
2010 Gouttes d’Or, Pacherenc du vic-Bilh

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of exotic citrus, banana cake and leaf, and spiced apples with a silky, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of Meyer lemon, coconut cream, spiced pineapple, and minerals and earth with crunchy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An delicious and intriguing, off-dry white wine that will be great with spicy foods.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: exotic citrus, banana cake and leaf, and spiced apples
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of Meyer lemon, coconut cream, spiced pineapple, and minerals and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Empanadas, Panang Curry, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An delicious and intriguing, off-dry white wine that will be great with spicy foods.

The Importer

Chateau de Gayon

The Importer
1733 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
USA
1 773-772-5759

Other French White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Other French white cover a broad spectrum, from inexpensive country wines to magnificent white wines from Burgundy. White wine is produced in many regions of France; along with Alsace and the Loire Valley, there are many fine whites in Bordeaux, dry, earthy whites made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, while Burgundy captures the Chardonnay variety like nowhere else on earth; top wines here include Corton-Charlemagne and Chassagne-Montrachet, two 100% Chardonnays that can age for three or four decades from the finest producers in the finest years.

More humble French whites include Vin de Pays d'Oc and Coteaux de Languedoc from the south. Made from varieties such as Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, these are everyday. earthy wines to be consumed fresh with simple chicken or seafood preparations.