Pepe’s Beret Cotes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc is great. For one, it is a Sauvignon Blanc you can drink. It is tropical, fresh and a hint tangy. But it is dry, and refreshing, and improves with time open. In fact, it is better on the second night. I’d drink this over the next five years. Enjoy Pepe’s Beret Cotes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc with some Loire Goats Cheese.
Pepe’s Beret is a label from famous Bordeaux importer Daniel Airoldi. He has created a stable of wines from Southern France that are fun, approachable, and blended with an Australian palate in mind. Although they do remain firmly French in their outlook. The label pays tribute to his great Grandfather.
Cotes de Gascogne
More or less, this appellation represents wine from the Armagnac regions of France. It is more regulated than Vin de Pays and therefore should offer a more consistent product. Mostly Cotes de Gascogne makes white wine. But reds and rose are also made here.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.