2012 Les Domaines Auriol Côtes du Rhône Blanc (Previously $13)

SKU #1141970

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.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 13