Domaine des Cassagnoles, Gilles and Laure Baumann

France, Sudouest, Gascogne

 
 

Sustainable


Known for its great value, Gascogny, in the hands of a really good wine-maker like Gilles Baumann with the help of his daughter Laure Baumann since 2010, can also make excellent wines in their own right, disregarding the bargain price. The cuvée I select tends to be approximately 40 to 50% Colombard, 25-30% Ugni Blanc and the balance, 20-25% Gros Manseng. Baumann’s Cassagnoles is a consistent Medaille D’Or winner in Eauze (the local competition) and Paris, as well as three star and Coup de Coeur in Guide Hachette, and is entirely estate grown and bottled from their Lutte raisonnée farmed vines, certified by Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE).

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Blanc Fizz Colombard 25 years Clay and chalk Sustainable
Rosé Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon 19 years Clay and limestone Sustainable
Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc 20 years Clay and limestone Sustainable
Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 11 years Clay and limestone Sustainable
Reserve Selection Cuvée Gros Manseng Gros Manseng 17 years Silt and chalk Sustainable
Côtes de Gascogne Merlot Merlot 19 years Clay and chalk Sustainable