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Michel Gassier Lou Coucardie Blanc 2014

Michel Gassier Lou Coucardie Blanc 2014 France  Rhone  Costieres de Nimes Rhone Blend  White Wine  White Blend
Product ID: 29900
Region: France, Rhone, Costieres de Nimes
Varietal: Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
Type: White Wine, White Blend, Rhone Blend
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.0
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"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 fruit flavors. The finish is an aromatic bounty that offers a delicate harmony that you will long remember." —winemaker

Blend: 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier
"The richest and most textured in the lineup, the 2014 Costières de Nîmes Lou Coucardié is a blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Viognier that saw plenty of skin contact, and fermentation and aging all in 500-liter barrels with plenty of batonnage. Tasking like a top flight Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc with its buttered citrus, citrus oil, white flowers and apple blossom aromas and flavors, it’s medium-bodied, has bright acidity and a similarly tight, fresh profile found in the Nostre Païs. It should show at its best next year and evolve for 2-3 years, possibly longer." —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
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Roussannelobster, crab, scallops, turkey, goose or hamCamembert, Fontina, Mimolette or Epoissescumin, ginger, apricots, almonds or Thai food
Viogniergrilled seafood, roasted pork, charcuterie or lambgoat/blue cheeses, Livarot or Pave d'Augewhite butter sauce, garlic, clam sauce or curries
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