Domaine de Pajot "Anima Sana" Cotes de Gascogne Frizzante 2019 - Southwest France, France
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, and Gros Manseng
Full of aromas of citrus, white fruits and exotic fruits. The fine bubbles are a lively attack on the palate. This is a dry, zippy, incredibly refreshing white.
Domaine de Pajot is situated on the hills overlooking Eauze, the small town that is the capital of Armagnac, a region in Gascogne famous for its "eau-de vie". Though grape-growing is the domaine's focus, proprietor Damien Barreau also grows hazel trees on the estate. The domaine is certified organic, and their vines benefit from excellent soil, sun exposure and altitude. They have eighty acres of vines that grow on gently rolling hillsides composed of sand and fine silt soils. There they grow the white grapes of Colombard, Ugni-Blanc, Gros-Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All harvests are done by hand. The domaine does not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Instead they may use a combination of organic or mineral products, or algae or fern slurry.