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Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Blanc 2016

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Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Blanc 2016
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Nostre Païs, our "Our Land" is Michel Gassier's attempt at capturing what makes the Costières de Nîmes unique in the Rhône valley. Here white varieties thrive due to the thermal breezes from Mediterranean as well as the cooling winds from the Massif Central. Michel Gassier makes a point of harvesting his whites just before the peak of maturity to preserve the natural acidity in the grapes. To balance the acidity he ferments half of this cuvée in neutral French oak barrels.
Category White Wine
Region France, Rhone, Costières de Nimes
Brand Michel Gassier
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais is a mainly (75%) barrel-fermented blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, all sourced from the southern sector of the appellation (closer to the Mediterranean Sea). It shows some faint notes of roasted nuts and honeyed citrus as a result but also remains bright, crisp and almost saline in character, with a long, briny finish. Drink it over the next few years.

Joe Czerwinski, November 30, 2017
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Wine SpectatorA streak of bitter almond gives this cut, while plump apple, pear and melon flavors form the core. Shows a light meringue echo on the finish, with good range and length. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Viognier and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2019.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastFresh pear and quince notes are layered in savory tones of graphite, smoke and tobacco leaf in this savory, boldly structured wine. While rich and weighty on the palate, it's balanced neatly by fresh acidity and a slightly phenolic finish. Pleasant now, it may show better from 2020.

Anna Lee Iijima, July 1, 2018