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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
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"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."

Product Description:

"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

Product Detail

Item # 110954
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Ratings

91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Clairette
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
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