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Dec 12

Real French wine under 10 dollars

Domaine des Cassagnoles Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2011 is a true French wine for only $7.99

domaine-des-cassignales Dom. De Cassagnoles is a great example of a French white wine.  This is a wonderfully crisp, lip-smacking, aromatic, light bodied wine that goes great with seafood or poultry but also works great as an aperitif alone or with appetizers. Domaine des Cassagnoles Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2011 is a lightly golden wine, beautifully fragrant with loads of stone fruit and apple finishing clean with chalky minerality.

The grapes, Gros Manseng, Ugni Blanc and Colombard, are grown by Janine and Giles Bauman in Gascony, France. Their family has been growing grapes in Gondrin for centuries.  Their 225 acres were originally planted and farmed to produce Armagnac, the local brandy of legend. Since taking over the property as head of the family in 1974 they have introduced some innovative techniques and modern technologies, as well as diversifying their plantings but always keeping an eye on tradition, terroir and quality.

“…[O]ver the past decade,[Dom. Des Cassagnoles] have proven to be some of the most consistently ripe and satisfying – as well as least expensive – of their genre.” - David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate

Fresh cut apple, white peach balanced with citrus and mineral – this is why we drink French wine. Did I mention it’s only $7.99! Real wine made by real people with real fruit characteristics of the terroir. Just wine. Wine for the people.

Un pour tous, tous pour un.” Or rather, “tout pour le vin, le vin pour toutes.”  All for wine, and wine for all!