2015 Giraud Cotes Du Rhone BlancBlend from France
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"Les Sables d’Arene Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc comes from vineyards located in a sandy part of Lirac. While entitled to be labeled a Lirac, the corresponding red wine from the same s...
- 91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"I loved the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Blanc, which is from a newly purchased vineyard in Lirac. A blend of equal parts Grenache Blanc and Clairette, aged one-third in two-year-old barrels, it has beautifully ripe notes of apple blossoms, citrus and salty minerality to go with medium-bodied richness and a crisp, refreshing finish. Count me a fan and I suspect this will be a killer value."
"Les Sables d’Arene Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc comes from vineyards located in a sandy part of Lirac. While entitled to be labeled a Lirac, the corresponding red wine from the same sites is 100% Grenache meaning it violates the byzantine appellation laws and gets declassified as a Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge. Despite the confusing backstory, this wine is far from difficult to understand and appreciate.
A blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette in roughly equal parts, it is a bright, clean and mineral-laden white wine that we look forward to tasting every year when we visit famille Giraud." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Rhone Blanc|
91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Clairette|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice and floral|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, apple, lemon, citrus, apricot and acidic|