Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Dom. Montmartel
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Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Dom. Montmartel - 2019

Item # 36915 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

A vibrant, white Côtes du Rhône that's aromatic due to a majority percentage of Viognier (70%). Dry on the palate yet so lively and willing to please alongside your next meal. Refreshing acidity is a result of early harvesting, and the wine is unoaked to emphasize the beautiful aromas of the grapes.

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Staff Pick Notes

Remember when you were a kid and could trellis up any tree of your choosing? Hiding in a hammock of branches surrounded by flowering buds. The aromas of the foliage strewn all around you. Putting a glass of this under your nose will have a similar effect. Blossoms, peaches, white grapefruit, and yellow cherries all around. It is rare to find young Viognier in such fine form. It is a grape that more often blooms as an adult rather than a kid. Old wines are seen as these virtuosos of beauty, but there’s something lovely and intangible about the beauty of youth.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations...

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Some of the most intriguing wines associated with the white Viognier grape contain hardly any Viognier at all: in the Côte Rôtie appellation, wine must be made principally from the red Syrah grape, but up to 20 percent (often far less) can be of white Viognier. The practice of adding Viognier to Syrah began as a way of taming the very ripe, tannic reds of the hot Côte Rôtie ("roasted slope"), but...

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