Costières de Nîmes Blanc, Victor
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Organic

Costières de Nîmes Blanc, Victor - 2021

Item # 26700 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The maritime influence of the region allows the fruit to reach peak levels of ripeness giving this white blend a rich fruitness that’s packed with aromas and flavors of white peaches, pears and white flowers. Balanced with bright acidity the palate ends long and lush.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine was made for water. Allow me to elaborate. I took this classic Rhône blend to the beach last weekend and it was an ideal pairing to the warm sun, briny breeze and a great afternoon spent with friends. I could just as easily picture sharing this bottle in good company on a cool autumn evening by a mountain lake. This wine was also made near the water, in Costières de Nîmes, just north of the Mediterranean coast in between Montpellier and Marseilles. The weather here is quite sunny (2,700 hours annually) and the Mistral winds from the north keep grapes cool and dry during the growing season. The region is better known for red varieties, but this white wine is a real showstopper at a great price, too! And I bet you won’t even be mad if a little sand gets in your glass.

- BLR

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