The grapes for this juicy, ripe and intensely aromatic Côtes de Gascogne were grown in a sunny, hot climate balanced by the cooling maritime influence of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, then nurtured to peak ripeness. The result is a spritely, highly acidic wine, with abundant flavors of lemon, lime and peach, meant to be sipped with abandon on its own, or enjoyed with light salads or seafood dishes.
Côtes de Gascogne, South West France, France
Light Seafood Dishes
Fortified wines, such as Sherry and Port, are made by adding brandy – which is basically just wine that's been distilled, so it becomes a sort of grape vodka. Adding that back to a wine is what "fortifies" it.