2018 Côtes Du Rhône Blanc, Rive Droite Rive Gauche
A superb affordable white Rhône made with a blend of Viognier and Grenache Blanc with a splash of Clairette and Bourboulenc. It was produced by one of the few co-operatives in the world certified sustainable: Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues.
"I love such wines - soft, supple and creamy - and this, with its notes of apricots, peaches and citrus is charming." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
Oenologist Denis Deschamps used natural yeasts present on the grape bunches and adds as little to the wine as possible during its making, including sulphites at bottling, and eschewing fining and filtration to preserve natural aromas and richness.
No better way to start the new year!