2015 Domaine des Persenades, Cotes de Gascogne

2015 Domaine des Persenades, Cotes de Gascogne
Price: $8.99

Persenades is situated in the heart of the Gascogne with a family estate that was established in 1650.  With a long history farming and producing wine in the area, the family is focused on working with regional grapes such as; Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon, Gros-Manseng, Petit-Manseng, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet.  The vineyards actually sit in the Armagnac region of Ténarèze, a site that is rich with clay and gravel soils.  This 2015 Cotes de Gascogne is a blend of Colombard and Ugni Blanc and offers a zippy brightness of fresh lemon, white peach, and pear.  There is a distinct minerality that is intensified with the elevage being carried out entirely in stainless steel.  This is a lovely wine to enjoy as the weather gets warmer and as we find more fresh produce at the local farmers market.