2007 La Hitaire Blanc "Les Tours" Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne

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One of Bon Appetit Magazine's Great Bargain Bottles! La Hitaire estate was purchased by Yves Grassa over 20 years ago. At this time Yves planted Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to the existing classic Gascony varietals. Today it is owned and worked by his two sons, Rémy and Armin, who are in their early thirties. The property lies about 10 miles from Domaine de Pouy. The vinification techniques used here were learned at Domaine de Pouy. All the grapes are picked in the early morning and the picking bins are lined with dry ice to keep the fruit cold and protect against oxidation. The fruit is them macerated cold between 6-10 hours to extract flavors from the skins. All of the wines here are made completely in stainless steel tank. These extra details insure the awesome quality that we have all come to expect from the Grassa family. "Les Tours" is a cuvée made from 65% Ugni Blanc, 30% Colombard and 5% Gros Mensang. All of the vines used in this cuvée are 50+ years old. This is a delicious, forward wine with intense orchard fruit scents and flavors. 10.5% abv.

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/9/2009  | Send Email
This is a beautiful wine that is both tasty and inexpensive. There is at first an expressive nose with hints of citrus and melons. In the mouth, the La Hitaire is smooth and soft with clean lemon and lime flavors and finishes off refreshing, crisp and dry. This wine will pair well with salads, fish and fowl.

 By: Joe |  Review Date: 6/6/2009 
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Tasty french wine for $8.99? Yes, you read correctly! A full-mouth, citrus-focused flavor which did not dissapoint. Good intensity of sugar on the front with a clean finish. If I were to critique, perhaps a bit too sweet, would prefer a bit more crisp mineral snap.

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France

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Southwest France

Alcohol Content (%): 10.5