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Domaine de Ménard

Winemaker Elisabeth and Henry Prataviera
Location 📍 Côtes de Gascogne, France
Size 190 hectares
Established in 1920
Grapes Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni blanc, Petit & Gros Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Specificity Sustainable farming

 

The story of Domaine de Ménard starts in 1920, when Jean François Morel, a Swiss winegrower, settled in Gascony and acquired a 10 hectare estate. His daughter & son in law took over in 1960, extended the vineyard and built their first cellar. The love of vine and wine was passed on to their daughter Elisabeth who in turn, after her studies in oenology, took over the estate. Ably assisted by her husband Henry and her brother Philippe, she quickly developed the estate which now covers 190 hectares in the Côtes de Gascogne appellation and has a brand new modern cellar, built in 2012. The first wines were bottled at the estate in 2003 and year after year since, the quality of the wines has improved: ever more precise, fresh and crisp. Today, the estate continues in the same vein of improvement and modernisation, and has made a name for itself both in France and abroad.

 

La Marina Cuvée Océane, Domaine de Ménard, 2019
Bright and tasty easy drinking white, crisp and dry, it's perfectly paired with all types of food.
£10.95
Country
France
Region
Regional
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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