Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Blanc 2018
The palate offers fine balance between the fresh attack and the long, fruity finish. Sniff the empty glass and you’ll find the aromas still there, as intense and lingering as ever! A perfect match for seafood whatever the occasion. Ideal with shellfish and smoked salmon.
Limpid, giving an impression of aerial lightness. Great aromatic intensity on the nose,with tropical notes followed by floral scents – lemon, peach, grapefruit, elder flower, hawthorn and lime blossom. A whole, flowering fruit orchard to discover.
Situated on the slopes surrounding Château de Pellehaut, at an elevation of over 180m, the vineyard is set in an ideal terroir with maximum exposure to the sun. Protected by the Pyrenees, the Gers region also has the advantage of relatively low rainfall in summer.
"Pellehaut" gets its name from the Roman or mediaeval word pila (meaning any kind of solid, pillar-like construction). The presence two kilometres away of mosaics decorated with vines at the Gallo-Roman site of Séviac bears witness to the fact that vines were already grown at Pellehaut in Roman times.
The vineyard forms the heart of this traditional farming business run by Martin and Mathieu Béraut. The two brothers have conserved the balance of crops introduced by their father, Gaston, 50 years ago –
an example of Gascon-style polyculture, a mix of vines, beef livestock and cereal crops.