2012 Les Domaines Auriol Côtes du Rhône Blanc (Previously $13)
This brand, with an original design, was created by Cécile Chassagne in 2007 for the USA. Since 2009, this juicy Côtes du Rhône Blanc has been produced as a joint venture between Cécile Chassagne and Domaines Auriol. The 2012 release is a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 10% Roussanne and 10% Viognier. The cool, stainless steel fermentation results in a very pure and excellent extraction of aromas. The resulting wine exhibits a light yellow and green hue, with a bouquet of white flowers and yellow fruits. The mouthfeel is ample, yet fresh and persistent, with citrus fruit and white flower aromas. Les Domaines Auriol Côtes du Rhône Blanc is the perfect wine to enjoy as an aperitif or with various starters, vegetarian dips, salads, as well as pasta with seafood, grilled shrimp or sheep's milk cheese. 13% abv.