Domaine Gourt de Mautens Jerome Bressy Blanc 2013
At the time, the switch in farming method was not an easy one especially for a grower in a cooperative, but the sacrifices made by his parents allowed Jerome to begin with a healthy vineyard. The entire family supported him in his new project, as he was the first Bressy to take up the art of winemaking.
In 1998, the estate's wine cellar was built. Jerome Bressy fulfilled his childhood dream by setting up the entire estate and making its wines. He now wishes to continue pursuing a precise, natural and artisanal viticulture as long as possible.
A highly successful southern Rhone village promoted to Cotes du Rhone Villages status because of its intense and heady red wines, Rasteau is also recognized for its fortified wine, Vin Doux Naturel. Grenache is responsible for both styles. Rasteau also produces refreshing white and rosé table wines.
Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.