Domaine de Ménard – Connoisseur – Le Cheval Marin

Cheval Marin

Tasting note

Very expressive nose with notes of citrus, pear, grapefruit, peach, and white flowers.

Grapes
Colombard
Sauvignon Blanc
Gros Manseng

Flavor
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

Awards/Recognition

2016 World Competition in Brussels – Silver medal
2015 Decanter World Wine Competition – Silver medal
2015 IGP National Competition of FranceSilver medal

How to drink it

Crisp and fruity on the palate with pleasing acidity. Good for aperitif, light fish, and salty nibbles.

Winemaking

Maceration on the skins for one night then cold pressing. Aged in stainless steel, including 3 months on the fine lees. 11.5% ABV

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.