Domaine de Ménard Cuvée Marine is beautifully elegant and aromatic. This Gros Manseng and Ugni Blanc blend has defined citrus flavours of lemon and grapefruit and mineral notes of chalk and seashell. Two rather left field grape varieties – but are super enjoyable.
Situated in Gondrin in Bretagne d’Armagnac, Domaine de Ménard is one of the new wave of estates making highly reckonable Gascon white. The terroir for the estate is special with a subsoil comprising of decomposed seashell (similar to that of Chablis) with a clay/calcareous topsoil, which allows the variety of grapes grown by this producer to reach their full expression.
Food matches: A great wine to be enjoyed with Thai prawns: the weight of the wine cuts through the spice beautifully.