Chateau Laballe les Terres Basses Blanc is pale straw in colour and somewhat full bodied with a very fragrant nose that has hints of menthol; saline minerals give balance to a rich, dense mouth-feel; tropical flavours with a twist of lime zest dominate both attack and the long finish. Easy to drink. Truly excellent value!
Chateau Laballe les Terres Basses Blanc is perfect with summer cuisine, tapas, fish and seafood.
|Grape||Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng|
|Style||Dry, White, Full Bodied, Fresh, Tropical, Citrus|
|Region||Cotes de Gascogne|
About the region and producer
Domaine de Laballe, consists of five and a half organically farmed Gros Manseng vines, of which three and a half are being worked biodynamically. It is a one of a kind winery nestled in the heart of the French South West, in between Landes and Gers.
A family-owned winery established in 1820, and located in the heartland of Gascony. Things began with Jean Dominique Laudet, a former spice merchant in the French Antilles who decided to return home and begin producing Armagnac. The family continued Armagnac production until 1970, when Noël Laudet, former steward of Château Beychevelle decided to diversify and begin the production of dry white wines. Since 2007, Cyril, 8th generation, runs the vineyard. He has expanded the wine range offering now a complete range of white, rosé, red and sweet white wines along with new style of armagnacs.
Vineyard and Wine Making
Clay loam deposits on gentle sunny slopes at the heart of Gascony will build the true identity of the Laballe wines. From this unique sedimentation, the soils, both sweet and acid, will make elegant and mineral wines. De-stemming, then fruit extraction by skin maceration. Cold stabilisation for 15 days and static cold settling. Fermentation under controlled temperature. Ageing on lees for 3 months with periodic pumping over. Chateau Laballe les Terres Basses Blanc does not go through malolactic fermentation which means it retains the cripsness.
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