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A taste of the sweet life

Chateau Guery's Minervois Sauvignon

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Continuing on with our series on local Minervois wines in Azille, I'd like to introduce to you...Chateau Guery and the family behind the wine and her vineyards.

These vines and methods of vinification have been passed down from father to son for generations and is now in the hands of Rene-Henry and his wife Florence, with Mom & Dad still in the background guiding the process.

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The Guery family produces & blends white, rose and red wines using 15 separate varietals like old carignan, viognier, petit verdot, grenache and mourvedre to name a few.  The vines are grown in different soils giving each grape its own properties and flavors from clay, marble and sandstone bases in the hot sun of the South of France.

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One of the Minervois white wines that come from Guery's cellars is a mono-cepage Sauvigon Blanc.  Likened to a New Zealand style sauvignon this white is high in acidity with fantastic citrus notes, being heavy on the grapefruit tang.  Well-chilled you'd be pleased to have a glass as an aperitif, but with oysters on the half shell you wouldn't even need the lemon squeeze as this wine does it for you!  This "Serre de Guery - Sagesse" is a great alternative to the well-known Picpoul and well worth a sip...or two.

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Tasting courtesy of Matthew Saunders at the "Taste of Languedoc" in Azille - thanks Matt!

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