Southern French white blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier. It’s fresh, aromatic, fruity, fleshy. Get fresh melons, peaches, pears, light floral and tropical. No oak. Medium acidity. Stood up to my squash ravioli in tomato sauce. This is my house white wine, and a Hall of Fame Value!
If you’re looking for delicious, great value wines with a little “taste of sunshine,” look to Costieres de Nimes. Located on the Rhone River, south of Southern Rhone Valley. Speaking sort-of subjectively, this is my favorite sub $15 white wine I’ve ever had.
Notes from the importer: “Tired of always being accused of making a Viognier, Cyril finally decided to season his perennially scented, succulent and fresh white wine with a little. The insiders have always known, of course, that Grenache Blanc is just as aromatic and sumptuous a grape variety. Rhône white gets no better than this – certainly not at this absurdly low price. This has become over the years our most sought-after French white wine. It is given skin-contact for added texture, while the malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve acidity.”