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DAY 19
CIEL BLEU
WHITE BLEND
CÔTES DE GASCOGNE
FRANCE

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ABOUT CIEL BLEU

Experience the bountiful essence of the French countryside, where the radiant sun infuses this white blend with unparalleled charm. Ciel Bleu embodies pure delight, often likened to "sunshine in a glass." This wine effortlessly harmonizes fragrant floral nuances, luscious fruit profiles, and a refreshing, lively finish, inviting you to savor each sip.

 

ABOUT CÔTES DE GASCOGNE

The Côtes de Gascogne wine region, located in southwestern France, is renowned for producing refreshing and aromatic wines. Situated primarily in the Gascony region, this picturesque area benefits from a maritime climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains. The vineyards here thrive in the region's sandy, clay-limestone soils, which contribute to the wines' distinct character. Côtes de Gascogne is known for its white wines, particularly those made from local grape varieties such as Colombard, Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano), Gros Manseng, and Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are celebrated for their crisp acidity, vibrant fruit flavors, and floral aromas, making them ideal for warm-weather enjoyment. Beyond whites, the region also produces light and fruity rosé wines, as well as sparkling wines that showcase the area's dedication to quality and innovation. Côtes de Gascogne wines are versatile, pairing well with a variety of dishes from seafood and salads to poultry and cheeses, embodying the charm and diversity of Gascony's winemaking tradition.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

Here are five excellent food pairings for French white blends:
 

  1. Seafood Platter: The fresh, delicate flavors of seafood such as oysters, shrimp, and scallops complement the wine's vibrant acidity and citrusy notes, creating a refreshing and harmonious pairing.
     

  2. Grilled Chicken Salad: A light and flavorful salad with grilled chicken, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a citrus vinaigrette pairs well with the wine's fruity and floral aromas, providing a balanced and satisfying meal.
     

  3. Goat Cheese: The tangy and creamy texture of goat cheese pairs beautifully with the wine's crisp acidity and hints of tropical fruit, offering a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.
     

  4. Vegetable Risotto: The creamy texture and savory flavors of vegetable risotto complement the wine's herbal and citrus notes, creating a harmonious and comforting pairing.
     

  5. Mango Salsa: Serve the wine with a fresh and vibrant mango salsa, paired with tortilla chips or grilled fish. The wine's fruity and aromatic profile enhances the sweetness and zestiness of the salsa, creating a flavorful and enjoyable combination.

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