2013 Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Proprietary Blanc

Year: 2013
Appellation: Costieres de Nimes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 90
White Wine
Price :
$15.95

Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Clairette, Bourboulenc

"Bright and engaging, with white peach, yellow apple and honeysuckle notes backed by hints of plantain and wet stone on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. –JM " (WS)

"One of my favorite whites from the region, as well as a year in, year out value, the 2013 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs Blanc is 60% Grenache Blanc (always from the same parcel) and the rest Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier. Fermented one-third in barrel and aged eight months on lees, it offers fabulous notes of stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and honeysuckle to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively and pure style. While it doesn’t skimp on texture, the focus is more on freshness and purity. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 years." (WA)

"Pale gold. Powerful orchard fruit and melon scents, along with suggestions of fennel, honey and smoky minerals. Round and fleshy, offering intense pear, melon and nectarine flavors given a refreshingly bitter edge by a hint of orange pith. A subtle herb nuance emerges on the finish, which hangs on with strong, mineral-driven tenacity." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Vignobles Michel Gassier joins our ancestral estates in a single desire: make captivating wines that express the essence of our grapes & their terroirs that nourish them. Currently in conversion to organic farming, our Rhône valley vineyards are counselled by Philippe Cambie. Discover award winning wines that express the passion of their wine maker at Château de Nages & Domaine de Molines.

“This new cuvée represents our search for elegance, purity and mineral/terroir expression. Grape ripeness is not pushed to the outer limits, sorting is drastic, oak aging is kept to a minimum, and blending includes 3 varietals of our appellation (White Grenache, Roussanne & Viognier). Our winemaking style is as non interventionist as possible.” -Michel Gassier


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