(2023) The Plaimont cooperative in Southwest France produces this crisp but easy-drinking white from Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng. With only 11.5% it's a lighter, summery style, but some skin maceration adds a little texture and complexity. Fresh, melon and lime aromas run to a palate that echoes that along with some tropical guava. A nicely pithy lemon acidity and perhaps the merest smidgen of residual sugar just softening the finish to let the fruit show through. On roll-back to £6 at time of review. Watch the video for more information.
(2023) The very high quality cooperative of Plaimont are dedicated to preserving local varieties of the French South West, in this case a wine made from 25-year-old Gros manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac. Some skin maceration has added melon rind and lemon notes to otherwise peachy-ripe fruit. The palate is like some cross between a juicy orange and burstingly ripe peach, succulent and fleshy, yet with mouth-watering clarity. What a lovely little all-rounder white wine. Watch the video for more information.