Saturday, November 12, 2016

One of our favorite white wines...

2015 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Blanc...$11.99
Blend: Marsanne 40%, Roussanne 40%, Rolle 10% and Viognier 10%
Château Virgile’s white is truly a classic Rhône blend. The Roussanne, with peach and apricot flavors, gives the wine weight, texture, and body. Next, the Marsanne adds lively acidity, a hint of minerality, and citrus fruit flavors. The Viognier adds tropical fruit flavors to the wine, as well as beautiful, floral aromatics.  Finally, Rolle is new this year in the blend (AKA Vermentino) adds some citrus and good acidity.   This is a great wine for just about any type of shellfish, especially seared scallops.

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