The vineyards of Domaine de Ménard are made up of fossilized oyster shells, remarkably similar to those of Chablis and Sancerre. Not only does this explain the name and label but it also gives the wine its distinct mineral complexity.
The story of Domaine de Ménard began in 1920, when Jean François Morel, a Swiss vintner, settled in Gascony to cultivate vines. Jean’s grandson Philip now devotes his time to managing the vineyard in the heart of Côtes de Gascogne
‘Cuvee Marine’ is the top wine produced at this estate and has all the intense lemony freshness you’d expect from Côtes de Gascogne but with an extra layer of minerality
At only 11.5% alcohol, it is the perfect aperitif and delicious with fish
Tasting note: A blend of Colombard, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc, the 2016 vintage is as fresh and citrussy as they come. Zesty lime and grapefruit notes are enhanced by a grassy edge and a minerality that hints at the seashell terroir.