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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Michel Gassier "Lou Coucardie" Blanc 2010
Michel Gassier "Lou Coucardie" Blanc 2010
(search item no. 115217)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $26.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This experimental cuvée represents the essence of Michel Gassier's work as a winemaker. Its beautiful robe mingles deep gold and green hues. The powerful display of complex aromas is layered with a multitude of surprising scents: white flowers, beeswax, sweet spices, star-anise, violet, and vanilla. The incredibly dense body, both soft and rich, delivers fully ripe fruits flavors. The finish is an aromatic bounty that offers a delicate harmony that you will long remember.

A blend of Roussanne, Grenache, and Viognier.

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About Michel Gassier:

In the northern Vaucluse, on the right bank of the Rhone river lies the village of Visan where the legendary mistral winds of Provence sweep over the vines. The Latin name for these north-northwest winds is CERCIUS – the defining feature and raison d'etre for partners Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon to launch this new project. Between the brisk winds and an elevation of 400 meters, the grapes' freshness is protected and then preserved during vinification in concrete tanks.