Monday, June 13, 2022

Chateau Virgile Costieres de Nimes Blanc

A stunning white Rhone Value!
New 2020 vintage is here!

2020 Chateau Virgile Costieres de Nimes Blanc...$11.99
Marsanne 40%, Roussanne 40%, Viognier 10%, Rolle 10% 
  • The grapes are harvested at night to preserve their freshness. 
  • Aged on the lees for 6 months for extra complexity
  • White wine accounts for only 4% of the entire production of Costières de Nimes. 
The Château Virgile Blanc is a beautiful example of a white Rhône. This is the second vintage in which they have added the grape variety Rolle (Vermentino). The addition of Rolle to the blend has brightened up the wine, making it a bit livelier than in previous vintages. The Roussanne, adds stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot, it also adds weight, texture, and body to the wine. Next, the Marsanne adds lively acidity, a hint of minerality, and citrus fruit flavors. Finally, the Viognier adds tropical fruit flavors to the wine, as well as beautiful, floral aromatics. This is a beautifully balanced wine, ideal for just about any type of shellfish, especially seared scallops, or simply on its own as an aperitif.

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