Chateau Lamargue Costieres de Nimes Blanc 2006
Color: Pale lemon with green reflections
Bouquet: The nose displays mineral notes combined with intense aromas of exotic fruit and white flowers. On the palate, it is round and fresh, with a good balance of fruit, acidity and alcohol.
Taste: Round and fresh, with a good balance of fruit, acidity and alcohol
Serving suggestions: Perfect on its own as an aperitif. Delicious served with fish and white meats in light sauces, as well as cheeses such as Gouda and Parmigiano.
Chateau Lamargue in this up-and-coming appellation in France's southern Rhône Valley was established in 1999. The property, which was purchased in 2001 by Campari, includes 85 hectares (210 acres) of vineyards planted in an array of grape varieties, notably Syrah.
Chateau Lamargue boasts a new showcase winery equipped with the most advanced winemaking technology. The estate's vineyards have undergone a similarly thorough rehabilitation, as have Lamargue's aging cellars (chais), which are now replete with all-new French and American oak barriques.