Grape(s): Colombard, Sauvignon
Localization: South West, France
Tasting Notes: A very pretty and intense nose of exotic and citrus fruits. A frank and lively attack. In the mouth, the wine is pleasing with lemony notes and a lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Best served chilled. Perfect as an aperitif with tapas or a seafood platter
The Domain: Over the past decade, François Morel has worked to expand his family’s estate, Domaine d’Uby, through his straightforward approach and dynamism. Descended from a generation of Swiss winegrowers who arrived in France in 1920 and from a line of winemakers from the Armagnac region, François Morel has ensured the expansion of the family estate for 10 years with his straightforward approach and his dynamism.
He expresses his passion through his wines: pleasing wines of quality, convivial wines for sharing, which perfectly match the image of the wines and the region of Gascony. A new winery was constructed in 2012 to assure the security and the development of the Estate. It was designed to ally expertise with technical skill, from winemaking to the maturing process and on to the storage and packaging of our wines.
François expresses his passion through his wines: pleasing wines of high quality and convivial wines for sharing, which perfectly match the traditions of wines in the region of Gascony.
The entire Uby vineyard is sustainable and has been certified Viticulture Raisonnée Contrôlée since 2009. Cereal crops on the estate are grown organically, in addition to the 12 hectares of vines.
New investments are under consideration that would allow François to closely monitor and support the development of the vines and their needs during their life cycle, with the aim of encouraging their natural balance.
Uby subscribes, through an agri-environmental charter, to the preservation of a natural area around its lake, where the last European pond terrapins (tortues Cistude d’Europe) live and breed. This is a protected species in danger of extinction.