Grapes: 50% Colombard, 50% Sauvignon Blanc.
Background: This is a pretty classic Gascogne white blend to me. I've run across a number of these over the years that are pretty, fresh, eminently thirst quenching wines. This is made by a fourth generation wine maker: Francis Baurens, his wife and daughter.
Aroma: I love this wines aroma. It's got pineapple, a touch of white grapefruit, and some pear to it. It's a really inviting fruit driven nose that hints at how refreshing it is on the palate.
Palate: The wine opens with fresh acidity and a bit of citrus fruit, but the Colombard fills out the mid palate and adds more minerality. The fruit is definitely pineapple propped up with bright acidity and the minerality on the mid palate. The finish is pretty clean and I can easily imagine this with oysters, or just outside in the sun. It's only 11.5% alcohol so you can actually drink a couple glasses at a picnic without feeling tired and beat up.
This is somewhere in the 10.99 range and is available at the Oh No Cafe, Provisions, Black Cherry Provisions, and Clayton's in Yarmouth. This will be my go to picnic wine for the summer.