• Nostre Pais Blanc 2016 91

    Nostre Pais Blanc 2016

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    91pts - Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    What do we recommend with this phenomenal Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Blanc?

    -A basket or tray filled with your favorite charcuterie, pate de foie gras, cornichons, a fresh, crusty baguette and a thick slice of French Boucheron cheese.
    -Braised rabbit in mustard sauce.
    -Someone who makes you smile.
    -Tuna tataki rolled in finely chopped fresh herbs.
    -A bright, sunny day or a roaring fire.
    -Room temperature sage-rubbed roast chicken pieces.

    Not necessarily in that order.

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais is a mainly (75%) barrel-fermented blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, all sourced from the southern sector of the appellation (closer to the Mediterranean Sea). It shows some faint notes of roasted nuts and honeyed citrus as a result but also remains bright, crisp and almost saline in character, with a long, briny finish. Drink it over the next few years. Drink date: 2017 - 2020." Nov 2017

    Winery: "Once upon a time there was a beautiful wild terroir, where ferocious beasts were treasured and the sun shined more than elsewhere, where celebration was a way of life, and where wine, a true social tie among men, was a part of everyday. But little by little, the terroir became neglected, misunderstood and forsaken. The celebrations became drab, repetitive, and life lost its flavour and the people their identity. After long years in exile, a winemaker decided to awaken this sleeping beauty.

    Appearance: the pale yellow color tinted in green announces a wine with a great deal of freshness and purity. Nose: the complex nose reveals floral and mineral notes with accents of fresh citrus fruits. Taste: lively and fresh, the aromas of flowers and white fruits, blends with flint. The very soft finish evinces a great deal of minerality."

    Bottle: 750ml, cork
    Varietal: 52% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier, 9% Clairette and Bourboulenc 
    Certified organic
    Alcohol: ~14.0% 
    Aging: 8 months on lees in French oak
    Region: Costieres de Nimes, Languedoc Roussillon, France