Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc  2012 750ml
SKU 748461

Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2012

Michel Gassier - Languedoc Roussillon - France - Costieres De Nimes

Professional Wine Reviews for Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2012

Rated 92 by Robert Parker
A wine that ended up being my house white over the holidays, the 2012 Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais is an awesome effort that will compete with wines two to three times its price. A blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and 3% Bourboulenc that was partially barrel fermented and aged on lees for 6 months, it offers gorgeously pure, fresh aromas of ripe peaches and golden fruits intermixed with crisp minerality, toast and floral nuances. Medium to full-bodied, pure, balanced and long, it should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 1-2 years.
Rated 90...
Read More... Additional information »
 
$14.94
Bottle
Check Availability 
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

750ml
92Robert Parker
90Wine Spectator

More wines available from Michel Gassier Winery

Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2012 Customer Reviews

Customer Also Bought

Additional Information on Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2012

Winery: Michel Gassier

Vintage: 2012

2012 has, so far been a positive year for wineries around the world. While it may be a little too early to speak of the wines being made in the northern hemisphere, European and North American wineries have already begun reporting that their harvesting season has been generally very good, and are predicting to continue with the kind of successes they saw in 2011. However, 2012 has been something of a late year for France, due to unpredictable weather throughout the summer, and the grapes were ripening considerably later than they did in 2011 (which was, admittedly, an exceptionally early year). French wineries are claiming, though, that this could well turn out to be advantageous, as the slow ripening will allow the resulting wines to express more flavour and features of the terroir they are grown in. The southern hemisphere has seen ideal climatic conditions in most of the key wine producing countries, and Australia and New Zealand particularly had a superb year, in particular with the Bordeaux varietal grapes that grow there and which love the humidity these countries received plenty of. Also enjoying a fantastic year for weather were wineries across Argentina and Chile, with the Mendoza region claiming that 2012 will be one of their best vintages of the past decade. Similar claims are being made across the Chilean wine regions, where Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon had an especially good year. These two grape varietals also produced characterful wines on the coastal regions of South Africa this year.

Varietal: White Rhone Blend

The aromatic and deliciously flavored blended white wines of France's Rhone region have gone down in history as some of the finest in the world. The careful blending process has been gradually perfected over the centuries, and today, it is mainly Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc varietal grapes which are used in the production of the blended white wines of the Rhone. These grapes work together beautifully, with all but Grenache Blanc holding delightfully fruity and floral notes, full of summery flavors of honeysuckle and peach, and a relatively low acidity. The Grenache Blanc, on the other hand, is an acidic grape with a high sugar content, and is used in most blended Rhone wines to add body and length to the blend, something which is admired by vintners and wine enthusiasts around the world.

Region: Languedoc Roussillon

Languedoc Roussillon is one of the world's most important wine regions, with an annual output which, amazingly, exceeds that of the United States, and which makes up for over a third of France's overall wine production. Languedoc Roussillon is also a hugely important region for wine history, and is widely regarded as probably the first part of France in which grapevines were cultivated, after many were introduced by the ancient Greeks several thousand years ago. The region is renowned around the world for having a dedication to quality which matches the quantity it produces, and the range of wines produced in Languedoc Roussillon is truly impressive, with red, white, dessert and sparkling wines all being made to high levels of excellence within the region.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.