Domaine de Ménard – Connoisseur – Le Gardien des Cieux

Gardien des Cieux

Tasting note

Bright red berry fruits, very easy-drinking.

Grapes
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon

Flavor
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

Awards/Recognition

Gold medal – 2016 Concours Général Agricole Paris

How to drink it

Bright red berries on the nose and palate. Light tannins for a supple wine that goes well with chicken dishes. Can also be served slightly chilled during warmer months.

Winemaking

Maceration for one night before the grapes are pressed. Aged in stainless to preserve the freshness of the fruit.

The region – Côtes de Gascogne

Located in the Southwestern corner of the country, Gascony is the home of the legendary d’Artagnan from The Three Musketeers.  It is also one of France’s most exciting regions for both wine and cuisine. Home to many indigenous varietals such as Petit and Gros Manseng, it is also particularly known for its foie gras, duck and goose dishes.