La Patrie Gaillac 2012

La Patrie, AOP Gaillac Perle, France 2012

Predominantly loin de l’oeil (aka len de l’el), with muscadelle and mauzac.  Little if any prickle to justify the term perle. Screw cap closure, 12% abv, £8 Sainsbury.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing distinct tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas of sweet dessert apple puree, then ripe melon and overripe grapefruit.

Palate – a dry wine, with high acidity with a slight drying on the gums, medium alcohol and a medium (-) body, with a medium intensity, with flavours of ripe citrus – grapefruit and lemon; a clean crisp medium (+) finish.

Quality – a wine of good quality, with good concentration but a fairly simply range of aromas; alcohol is in balance with the brisk acidity, which are in harmony with the flavour intensity.  A good length with a crisp clean finish, this wine will keep for a year or two.


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