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Domaine de Poulvalrel Costieres de Nimes 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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"Roughly equal parts Syrah and Grenache, the estate's 2006 Costieres de Nimes smells delectably of ripe plums, cassis, and black raspberry with sweetly pungent herbs. The balance of resinous herbs, sweet spices, and black pepper; clean meatiness; and ripe black fruits on display in the mouth is superb, and the purity and clarity of flavors and silkiness of texture remarkable for a wine of its price (and considering that half of the fruit was machine-harvested). Cocoa powder and crushed stone add to the complexity of a long, soothing finish that will have you wondering how this could cost so little and why you did not buy more. I suspect one will be in no danger of holding bottles for 2-3 years."

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Domaine de Poulvalrel

Domaine de Poulvalrel

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Domaine de Poulvalrel, , France - Other regions
Domaine de Poulvalrel
It is impossible to separate Domaine Poulvalrel from Elizabeth and Pascal Glas. And for good reason. In 2004, after Pascal had worked in various wineries for 25 years, they decided to create their own on family land.

What might have seemed like a crazy idea at the time, it has now turned out to be a well taken gamble. The various wines of the domaine are amongst the "winner" wines of the region and have been taken notice of by the press. Pascal has shared his love of wine with Elizabeth and passed on his winemaking knowledge. Together they had the audacity to start this and the will to continue. They were able to unite their strengths, their differences, their expertise and now offer wines worthy of the best restaurants.

Trentino-Alto Adige

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A mountainous northern Italian region heavily influenced by German culture, Trentino-Alto Adige is actually made up of two separate but similar regions: Alto Adige and Trentino. Trentino, the southern half, is primarily Italian-speaking and largely responsible for the production of large volumes of wine made from non-native grapes. There is a significant quantity of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio produced here, and Merlot is common as well.

The rugged terrain of German-speaking Alto Adige (also referred to as Südtirol) is more focused on smaller-scale viticulture, and greater value is placed on local varieties, though international varieties are widely planted as well. Sheltered by the Alps from harsh northerly winds, many of the best vineyards are planted at extreme altitude on steep slopes to increase sunlight exposure. Dominant red varieties include the bold, herbaceous Lagrein and delicate, strawberry-kissed Schiava, in addition to some Pinot Nero. The primary white grapes are Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc, as well as smaller plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Müller Thurgau, and others. These tend to be bright and refreshing with crisp acidity and just the right amount of texture. Some of the highest quality Pinot Grigio in Italy is made here.

Pinot Blanc

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Lightly aromatic, pleasantly soft, and always approachable, Pinot Blanc is best known in Alsace, where it is considered a workhorse variety that takes a backseat to the more complex Pinot Gris. A white mutation of Pinot Noir, it produces easy-drinking, enjoyable wines here. In Italy, as Pinot Bianco, it gets a little more complex, especially in the mountainous Alto Adige region. It is perhaps most successful as Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, where the wines are subtle, delicate, surprisingly complex, and age-worthy. There is also some Pinot Blanc performing well in Oregon and cooler pockets of California.

In the Glass

Typically, Pinot Blanc has a relatively full body and expresses simple but pleasing aromas of crisp green apple, pear, citrus, and white flowers. The finest examples possess stony minerality and occasionally ripe stone fruit flavors, and with age can develop intriguing notes of honey, vanilla, and almond.

Perfect Pairings

Delicate Pinot Blanc works well with lighter fare such as salads, seafood, chicken, or turkey, but is truly at its best with Alsatian pairings like Hollandaise dishes, onion tarts, or the region’s notable soft cheeses such as Muenster.

Sommelier Secret

Pinot Blanc’s delicate aromatics, full body, and moderate acidity make it a great alternative to the world’s most popular white wine. Anyone experiencing Chardonnay fatigue and looking to try something new would benefit from giving Pinot Blanc a try.

CSEDDPCDN_2006 Item# 97246

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