Michel Chapoutier says that one of the most difficult tasks of a vineyardist and winemaker is to make a serious, high-quality wine, yet have it remain a good value. His "Belleruche" wines accomplish just that. M. Chapoutier Belleruche Blanc is a great introduction to one of the world's most celebrated wine appellations: the Côtes-du-Rhône region.
Blend: Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc
The wine has aromas of green apple, hawthorn and white blossoms, citrus aromas and exotic fruits.
The taste is fresh and well-balanced, lot of fatness and length.
"This offers nice cut, with a strong, stony edge to the peach pit and melon notes, followed by a fresh, lingering finish. Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Drink now."
"The 2008 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche blanc is an impeccably well-made white offering floral, mineral, honeyed grapefruit, and white citrus notes. Crisp and fresh, it is ideal for near-term consumption."
The Wine Advocate