Verve French Colombard comes from the “Domaine de Mirail” located in the heart of Gascony in southwest France. The specific site is in the Cotes de Gascogne region. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel, with the temperature stabilized to a very cool 59-62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to preserve the floral aromatics and fresh tropical and citrus fruit characteristics. Four months ageing on the lees adds a hint of creaminess and roundness to the wine’s texture, but does not mask the racy acidity typical of French Colombard from the Cotes de Gascogne. This wine is a bit riper and the fruit more concentrated and exotic than the 2007 French Colombard which is more mineral and focused. Served well-chilled, Verve French Colombard will prove a classic match with fish, oysters and other shellfish, salad or goat cheese.