Château Virgile Blanc, Costières de Nîmes 2017

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A lovely, fruit-driven and heavily scented summery white from the very south of the Rhône, 15km from the Mediterranean. This small, 18th century estate is owned and run by the charming Baret brothers, Serge and Thierry, producers of our Château Virgile red. Over recent years they have developed a reputation for producing highly rated yet affordable whites and reds: Robert Parker describes their wines as offering mind-boggling value.

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Our Tasting Notes

Clean medium straw in colour, with a nose of citrus fruits, peach and melon. Rich with mineral flavor and strong notes of apple, peach and lime. A great pairing with fried fish or indeed served as an aperitif.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier
Appellation: Costières de Nîmes
Alcohol: 13.5%

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 this into a burgeoning wine trade whilst building the Pont du Gard and the amphitheatres of Nîmes and Arles.
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.

fromvineyardsdirect

"The 2016 Château Virgile Blanc comes from Costières de Nîmes in the Gard, where they’ve been making wine for over 2,000 years. The estate of Château Virgile itself dates from the 18th century and is home to brothers Serge and Thierry Baret, producers of wines that offer what Robert Parker calls ‘mind-boggling value’. For once, it’s hard to disagree with Uncle Bob for this little gem — blended from Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier — is a complete joy. Delightfully aromatic (think lemons, pears, peaches and apricots), it’s fresh and lively, with a fine mineral finish and a very modest price." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator