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2016 Domaine De L'echevin Saint Maurice Cotes Du Rhone Villages 'guillaume De Rouville' BlancBlend from France

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"Guillaume de Rouville, ancestor of the Fabre family, was a respected and noble mayor and was Echevin (Magistrate) of Lyon in 1589. A dedicated man in all he undertook he owne...

  • 93 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The sexy 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages Saint Maurice Guillaume de Rouville Blanc is a blend of 30% each Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Roussanne, with the last 10% being Viognier. All barrel-fermented in demi-muid, this medium to full-bodied wine has it all, from floral notes to honeyed pineapple and tangerine. The silky texture softens and enriches the mid-palate, lingering through the finish. It's so delicious now, I wouldn't hold it more than a year or two.

Owner-winemaker Adrian Fabre actually runs two wineries—Domaine de l'Echevin is his father's family estate, while Domaine Florane is his mother's. Both are run along biodynamic principles and turn out some of the best wines in the Côtes du Rhône Villages. Basically, Florane is in Visan and l'Echevin is in Saint Maurice. The vineyards sit approximately 300 and 400 meters above sea level, which may contribute to the freshness found consistently throughout the wines."

Product Description:

"Guillaume de Rouville, ancestor of the Fabre family, was a respected and noble mayor and was Echevin (Magistrate) of Lyon in 1589. A dedicated man in all he undertook he owned several vineyards and had a particular fondness for silk production. This wine is a tribute to his nobility and dedication.

All our white wine vines are planted on the same 3 hectare parcel on top of the estate’s northern slopes. The parcel faces and overlooks the village of Saint Maurice. On this clayey limestone plateau at 400 metres altitude we cultivate Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Roussane. These varieties offer excellent aromatic complexity with notes of toasting, floral notes and also fresh fruit. We cultivate the vines based on the excellence of tradition and respect for the vine in its environment." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105145
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Cotes du Rhone
Ratings

93 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Biodynamic
Taste honey, citrus, pear, banana, peach, wax, almond, tea, apple, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear , crisp acid, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine
Nose honey, slate, almond, citrus, nut, golden apple, herb , tea , wild flower , apple, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint