Full Review

Le Star

Le Star
NV White Wine, Colombard, Côtes de Gascogne IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
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Le Star
NV White Wine, Colombard, Côtes de Gascogne IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
Straw color. Smoky aromas of grilled citrus and green apples, roasted nuts, whiff of matchstick, and plantain with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, carefree quince, Meyer lemon, potting soil, and melon rind finish with dusty, earthy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A sturdy, dry French white with lively acidity for the table; serve with oysters.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory, Old World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grilled citrus and green apples, roasted nuts, whiff of matchstick, and plantain
Taste Flavor: quince, meyer lemon, potting soil, and melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Coquilles Saint Jacques, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy, dry French white with lively acidity for the table; serve with oysters.

The Producer or Importer

Maison Le Star Vignobles &Châteaux

The Producer or  Importer
Gornac,
France
33 316-259-0546

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.