2012 Gassier Nostre Pais Blanc
honey, citrus, pear, banana, peach, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear , crisp acid, orange, mango, kiwi, tangerine, mineral, spice, apricot and floral
honey, slate, almond, citrus, herb , tea , wild flower , apple, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise, mint, mineral, spice, peach, apricot, floral and banana
"This new cuvee 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
"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 Rhone valley vineyards are counselled by Philippe Cambie."
"On the southern edge of the Rhone Valley near the ancient city of Nimes the legendary mistral winds of Provence sweep over the vines and out to the Mediterranean Sea. The Latin name for these north-northwest winds is Cercius - the defining feature and raison d'etre for partners Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon to launch this new project. The brisk cross winds protect the grapes freshness which is preserved during vinification in concrete tanks." - Importer