2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering.

Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc 1   Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc 2

This is a full bodied, mouth coating white wine.

Flavours of spiced pineapple, apricot kernels, honeysuckle and stone fruit. Floral, white flower notes. Creamy mouth feel that comes from time spent on lees. Good spine of acidity and minerals. Well balanced. Finishes crisp and clean with a nutty aftertaste.

Definitely a food wine that went well with Mrs PWE’s roast chicken.

Source: Sample. Available at Steves Fine Wine and Food for $45

The chaps at Steve’s let me take home the remains of a sample bottle they received from Importers, The Ventoux Wine Company.

Tasted 18th September 2014

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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