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Les Hauts de Janeil

Les Hauts de Janeil
2016 Grenache-Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Les Hauts de Janeil
2016 Grenache-Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas of underripe peaches, citron, passion fruit, rolled fondant, sea spray, and fresh grass with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length white pepper and banana leaf finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A light-on-its-feet French white that will be a lovely oyster wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: underripe peaches, citron, passion fruit, rolled fondant, sea spray, and fresh grass
Taste Flavor: white pepper and banana leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light-on-its-feet French white that will be a lovely oyster wine.

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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.