Domaine de Menard is situated in the tiny village of Gondrin in the Cotes de Gascogne and was founded by ex-pat Swiss Jean Francois Morel in 1920. Originally consisting of 10 hectares, the estate really became established when Jean Francois' daughter Denise, along with her husband Jean Jegerlhener, took over production in 1960 and constructed a new winery to coincide with a major replanting of the vines. Today there are over 120 hectares supervised by Denise and Jean's daughter Elisabeth, a qualified oenologist. This juicy blend of Colombard and Ugni Blanc makes for a great accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine.
A pale golden in hue, look for aromas of grapefruit, lime and green apples. Vibrant and refreshing on the palate with a bright acidity, the finish is lingering and fresh. Try with Thai style shrimps, roast shoulder of pork with apple sauce or duck liver pate.