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La Galope

Rose from Southwest, France

 
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Winemaker notes

La Galope rose is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot resulting in an attractive pale pink color. Lots of red fruit aromas such as strawberry and raspberry. Fresh and fruity with a pleasant lingering finish.

Recommend serving temperature: Slight chilled 41-45F

Recommended food pairings: Aperitif or with tapas, salads and grilled seafood or white meat.

 
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Domaine de l'herre

La Galope are unique bottlings from the renowned Domaine de l’Herre’ winery, an historic property founded in 1974 with approximately 130 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Gascony, at the foot of the Pyrenees, in South-West France. The micro-climate of Gascony and the sand clayey soils make a perfect terroir for Sauvignon Blanc and other varietals typically associated with Bordeaux. The vineyards are sustainably farmed.

 

Comte Tolosan, France 

 

Comte Tolosan is an IGP that covers wines made in a large area of Southwest France. The catchment area IGP contains 12 administrative departments, and home to AOC appellations Jurancon, Cahors, and Armagnac. The region is part of the Aquitaine Basin - the plains that fall between the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. Spain is just south and Languedoc-Rousillon due east. Bordeaux is to the north. 

Most of the IGP related viticulture takes place in the center of the basin along the course of the Garonne. Here, alluvial terraces provide drained soil allowing the grapes to develop concentration of flavor and a deep root system. In general, red wine grape varieties grow north of the river and white grape varieties are found in the southern parts of the area. 

The area is (for the most part) a maritime climate influenced and moderated by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, causing moderate summer and winter temperature with high rainfall. Further inland the climate is more Mediterranean, however, with hotter and dryer conditions during the growing season. 

Permitted grape varieties for Comte Tolosan IGP include Petit Manning, Colombard, Tannat, cot (Malbec), Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.