Vignobles, Michel Gassier, Chateau de Nages, Reserve White 2011, Costieres de Nimes, Rhône, France
Tasting Note: A white blend from the Rhone with bright green fruit and heft — perfect for the red-wine lover in your life who likes a sturdy, substantial white.
Medium-intensity gold in color this wine has an aromatic nose of green pear, under-ripe quince, green apple and lemon citrus as well as floral notes.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied wine continues with flavors suggested on the nose along with chalky minerality throughout the length of the taste completing with a medium-plus finish.
The wine has a good balance of fruit and minerality that give the wine complexity of flavor.
Bottle Note: At Vignobles Michel Gassier, we believe in an “earth friendly” approach. Natural fertilization and grass seeding in the vineyards have greatly reduced our needs for disease control and given our wines a unique “terroir” signature. This unoaked Rhône blend is delicately aromatic and displays white flowers, citrus and honey characters, good minerality, and a long crisp finish. Perfect with grilled fish, seafood and a refreshing sip! Grenache Blanc 60%, Roussanne 40%.
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: March 20, 2017