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Date Printed: 9/3/2014
Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2012
Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2012
(search item no. 124091)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This cuvee represents Michel Gassier's search for elegance, purity and mineral/terroir expression. Grape ripeness is not pushed to the outer limits, sorting is drastic, oak aging is kept to a minimum, and blending includes 3 varietals of the appellation. Michel Gassier's winemaking style is as non interventionist as possible, resulting in this elegant, pure wine.

Blend: 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier, 3% Bourboulenc

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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.