2012 Chateau Saint-Roch "Vieilles Vignes" Cotes-du-Rousillon Blanc (Previously $17)

SKU #1136422 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Composed of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Marsanne, the 2012 Vieilles Vignes Blanc comes from 50-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils. A delightful bouquet of caramelized honeyed grapefruit, white currants and other assorted citrus jumps from the glass of this crisp, dry, medium-bodied white. With surprising length and power, it reminded me of a restrained, more laid-back top white Hermitage -- at a fraction of the price. Consume it over the next several years.  (12/ 2012)

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13% abv.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/14/2014  | Send Email
A stunning white from a region fifteen miles from the Mediterranean Sea. All of the work carried out in the vineyards aims to be environmentally friendly, with organic fertilizers used in the vineyards, and minimal pesticides used. Each plot is surrounded by blackberry bushes, fig trees, pomegranate, cherry, and carob trees, oaks, and fields of thyme, lavender and fennel. This wine exudes white peaches, stony minerality, lanolin, and great structure.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 13