Château Virgile, Costières de Nîmes 2015

Rhône

75cl bottle: £8.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £107.40

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We have unearthed a rich, spicy Syrah-based wine from the very south of the Rhône, especially for you with this parcel. This small, 18th century estate is owned and run by the charming Baret brothers, Serge and Thierry, who have now been producing highly rated yet affordable whites and reds here for some years. Robert Parker describes their wines as offering "mind-boggling value."

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Our Tasting Notes

Each glass gives a dark ruby colour and is lightly perfumed with notes of sage, cassis and ripe, red fruit. This is rich, concentrated and herbaceous on the palate, with more cherry flavours. A sip has a bold chocolate and a very long, subtle finish which hugely over delivers.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Appellation: Costières de Nîmes
Alcohol: 14%

About

The appellation of Costières de Nîmes used to be considered part of eastern Languedoc but the climate, soil, topography and wine are far closer to those just over the river in the Southern Côtes du Rhône.
It is a region with an ancient and glorious viticultural past dating back to the Greeks, who planted the first vines there. The Romans then developed a burgeoning wine trade whilst building the Pont du Gard and the amphitheatres of Nîmes and Arles, 15km from the Mediterranean.
Over the last ten years this region has undergone a transformation that has witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of innovative and modern wine growers who are generally producing smaller yields and far better quality wine.
Costières de Nîmes is now a region very much on the up and is widely recognized as a great source of excellent value wine.