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Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2014 750ml
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Michel Gassier Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc White Rhone Blend 2014

Costieres de Nimes - Costieres De Nimes - Languedoc Roussillon - France

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs is another winner. Made from 52% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier and the balance Clairette and Bourboulenc, it exhibits outstanding notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, licorice and green apple. Medium-bodied, fresh, pretty and focused, it should be better in the next four to six months (probably by the time you read this) and drink well for 1-2 years.
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
Lively, with wet straw, white ginger, white peach and apricot notes driving along, carried by a twinge of matchstick through the finish. Drink now.

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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

The French region of Languedoc Roussillon can claim to be amongst one of the oldest continuing wine regions in the world, with a history which stretches back to the ancient Greeks almost three thousand years ago. Today, Languedoc Roussillon is recognized as a region associated with fine wines made from many of the noble grapes, and with over 700,000 acres under vine, is a veritable powerhouse of viticulture which has helped shape the world of wines as we know it. Languedoc Roussillon is situated in the very south of France, and enjoys a fine, hot, Mediterranean climate which allows the vines there to reach full ripeness and provide reliable yields each year. Languedoc Roussillon today produces over a third of France's wines, and the bottles which leave the wineries of the region remain popular across the globe.

Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.