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2012 Gassier Nostre Pais BlancBlend from France

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Wine: "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 ag...

  • 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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91

"Another white Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike, the 2012 Nostre Pais Blanc was produced by the brilliant Michel Gassier assisted by his equally talented oenologist, Philippe Cambie. Made from a blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and 3% Bourboulenc, aged six months on its lees in French oak, it exhibits lots of buttered citrus along with caramelized pears and apricots, a medium to full-bodied texture, and a crisp, zesty, dry finish that is loaded with fruit. Consume it over the next year." (11/13)

90 Wine Spectator

"Ripe and lush, with green and yellow apple and melon flavors, lined with singed almond and salted butter notes. A quinine edge adds needed cut and freshness on the finish. Drink now through 2014. 2,600 cases imported. -JM" (10/13)

Product Description:

Wine:
"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

Producer:
"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

Product Detail

Item # 79146
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Costieres de Nimes
Ratings

91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2012
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste honey, citrus, pear, banana, peach, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear , crisp acid, orange, mango, kiwi, tangerine, mineral, spice, apricot and floral
Nose honey, slate, almond, citrus, herb , tea , wild flower , apple, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise, mint, mineral, spice, peach, apricot, floral and banana