2015 Mont Gravet Colombard, Côtes de Gascogne

2015 Mont Gravet Colombard, Côtes de Gascogne
Price: $7.99

The vineyards of Mont Gravet are situated near the city of Toulouse in southwest France and find a moderating climate influence from proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.  A region generally known for Armagnac, there is a growing category of still dry wines that are gaining in popularity.  Mont Gravet is produced using 100% Colombard, one of the indigenous varieties of the area.  The vines are planted on the hillsides called “Mont” in French and on soils that are full of oval shaped pebbles called “Gravet.”  The winemaking is simple, using low fermentation temperatures to gently extract fresh aromas from the Colombard juice.  The wine spends time on the fine lees before bottling and is released with immediate drinkability.  Fruit flavors of Meyer Lemon, passion fruit and tart apple are complemented by hints of mineral and fresh green herbs.