Normally Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes are distilled into Cognac or Armagnac, but owner Yves Grassa has chosen to turn these pedestrian varieties into a clean, crisp, dry wine that exudes grapefruit and green-apple characteristics along with a nice smack of herbaceousness. In addition, there are aromatic notes of pine and weighty flavors of mango and banana. Not a long ager, however, as the 2002 version I also tried had lost its steam.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.