Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tasting Note: 2006 Domaine de Pouy – Côtes de Gascogne

This is one of my go to value white wines from any region in the world. Domaine de Pouy is from the Côtes de Gascogne region of France in the Southwest. It’s actually the same region where Cognac comes from. The main grape is Ugni Blanc which is also the main grape of Cognac. In this case it’s used for an affordable, dry white that packs a lot of distinct character for a great price.

The 2005 Domaine de Pouy is hay colored with floral, melon and very light citrus aroma and maybe even a hay-like smell as well. Medium bodied with mild acidity and a medium short finish. Very crisp and refreshing.

This is a C+/B- wine for me with the “extra credit” coming from a great quality-per-price ratio (QPR). It’s $8 at Sherry-Lehmann although I’ve also seen it for that price or a couple dollars more at Garnet Wine and Union Square Wines in Manhattan as well as Grand Liquors in Astoria.

PS – I’ve also written about the 2005 vintage here.

2 comments: said...

I have a Domaine de Pouy, vin de pays cotes de gascogne 1991. It is probably no good, right?

Schliecker said...

I would say that these are typically consumed within a couple years of release. So my guess is probably not. BUT... If it's been stored properly, it could be drinkable and interesting. I recently had a 1982 Languedoc from the south of France that was sitting in my Uncle's basement for 30 years. It was simple and the fruit was very faint but it was still an interesting experience. If it means anything, we finished the bottle. So you never know. Just don't expect greatness!