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My wines for September

I will share with you (virtually ....) the few bottles that I brought into my cellar in September.

Four bottles for less than 15 €, four delicious bottles, four bottles from different horizons, three white for one red

From left to right, I named Domaine Uby - Colombard Sauvignon N ° 3 2019, Jean-Baptiste Adam - Riesling Les Natures 2019, Château Puech-Haut - Prestige blanc 2019 and La Legua - Quinta el Manco 2017.

Domaine Uby - Colombard Sauvignon N°3 2019

Côtes de Gascogne wines are produced in the Armagnac zone. The Côtes de Gascogne occupy an atypical position in the South-West of France, an area mainly geared towards the production of red wine, insofar as nearly 90% of production consists of white wines, the rest being red wines. or rosés. The white grape varieties used are Colombard, Ugni blanc, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Chardonnay and Gros Manseng.

Domaine Uby has cultivated vines for more than a century on the slopes of Gascony, from a generation of Swiss wine growers who arrived in France in 1920 and from a line of Armagnac winegrowers, François Morel ensures the growth with simplicity and dynamism. in the family estate for 10 years, the entire UBY vineyard is certified Viticulture Raisonnée Contrôlée.

N ° 3 is a lively and aromatic wine, made up of 80% Colombard and 20% Sauvignon, harvested when ripe, aged on fine lees, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with seafood, fish, white meats or creamy cheeses.

To drink fresh this year, I am not deprived of ordering in view of a very good quality / price ratio, € 5.30 in boxes of 6 or a little less than € 7 per unit.

Jean-Baptiste Adam - Riesling Les Natures 2019

Recognized as one of the best white grape varieties in the world, Alsace Riesling is a gastronomic wine par excellence. Beyond the agreements that we naturally know with Alsatian cuisine, it excels with fish, shellfish (St Jacques) and crustaceans. It gracefully emphasizes the iodized flavors of seafood. It is equally admirable with poultry, white meats or even goat cheese.

Since 1614, the Jean-Baptiste ADAM family has been working in the vineyards and cellars and is a reference in Ammerschwihr, an important wine-growing village north-west of Colmar.

The farm is certified organic.

« The nose on this wine is still shy, but with lots of air reveals lemon tanginess. The palate continues in the lemony vein with zippy brightness on a light, easy body. The finish is dry, refreshing and lemony.» (Wine Enthusiast 2020)

Served chilled between 8 and 10 ° C, this wine will accompany me in the sauerkraut season but will also accompany fish, St Jacques, shellfish or goat cheese without any problem.

For € 11.60 out of the cellar, a good deal for a wine to drink now and before 2024.

Château Puech-Haut - Prestige blanc 2019

The Coteaux du Languedoc appellation is a regional appellation which, since a decree of April 30, 2007, extends to all AOCs from Languedoc and Roussillon under the single name Languedoc.

Château Puech-Haut, nestles between the shores of the Mediterranean and the first foothills of the Cévennes in the town of Saint-Drézery, a small village 15 kilometers north-east of Montpellier.

«The Languedoc Prestige Blanc 2019 from Puech-Haut is a blend of 50% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne and 10% Rolle (Vermentino). Fermented in stainless steel vats, a small part of the wine is spent a short time in used barrels. It offers attractive aromas of melon and pear, with a medium-bodied palate and pineapple flavors, as well as hints of lime on the crunchy, slightly chalky finish.» (Wine Advocate 2020 - Joe Czerwinski)

For less than € 15 per bottle, served chilled between 10 and 12 ° C, this wine, to be drunk before 2022, has a crystalline color with pale green reflections, which will go perfectly with shellfish, seafood, grilled fish and white meats.

La Legua - Quinta el Manco 2017

Cigales is an appellation of the Castilla y León region which covers 2,700 hectares. Cigales is the smallest appellation in the region. The terroir of Cigales is made up of clays and marls as well as sands and gravel.

The grape variety in Cigales consists of Tempranillo, Grenache, Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot for the reds.

La Legua is a family property located 6km from the city of Valladolid, the cultivated grape varieties are Tempranillo (85%), Grenache noir (8%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). The soil is made up of alluvium and gravel. The continental climate brings strong variations in temperature throughout the year but also between night and day.

This wine is made up of 92% Tempranillo and 8% Grenache, harvested at optimum maturity and then matured for 9 months in French and American oak barrels.

« Lots of sour cherries here, as well as black plums, blackberries and a citrus character that brings freshness. Full-bodied with explosive black fruit, but just the right combination of firm tannins to give that structure.» (James Suckling).

Served between 17 and 18 ° C, this wine, to drink before 2023, is full-bodied and dense with supple tannins. For less than 10 €, we get a Spanish wine of character, very pleasant to drink and with excellent value for money.

So here are my purchases of the month, wines with an excellent quality / price ratio, certainly not wines for aging, but wines to be tasted now.

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