2012 Michel Gassier "Cercius" Blanc Vin de France

SKU #1163535 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Starting off the Michel Gassier releases, and a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Sauvignon that was aged all in concrete, with plenty of lees contact, the 2012 Cercius Blanc delivers a knockout bouquet of peach, tropical, and pit fruits to go with a core of edgy minerality. Containing a full 40% of declassified Nostre Pais, it delivers an absurd amount of quality for a wine that sells at this price. Full-bodied, rich and gorgeously textured, yet also brilliantly pure and precise, it should be purchased by the case load and consumed over the coming 3-5 years. The leading estate in the potential rich Costieres de Nimes region, these knockout wines are made by the talented Michel Gassier, who is leading the way in this appellation and showing what’s possible when you focus on quality. (JD)  (12/ 2013)

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By: Mellyn Craig |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/29/2014  | Send Email
Hello summertime sipper! This wine is perfect for poolside, or relaxing in backyard. Zesty acidity balances out the ripe citrus and tropical fruits. There is a nice minerality throughout and a pretty floral note. Buy some before it is gone!

By: Keith Wollenberg |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/29/2014  | Send Email
A refreshing blend, with a hint of sweetness but enough refreshing acidity to keep it refreshing and delicious. At this price, this is what I would call a summertime no-brainer. This will fly, so don't miss out.

By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2014  | Send Email
Great richness and minerality. Tropical fruit, followed by bright acidity. Thoroughly enjoyable and an incredible buy! This will make a great party wine, and is very food friendly.

By: Alex Pross |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2014  | Send Email
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The search for the perfect summertime white is over! The 2012 Gassier Cercius Blanc is a spectacular value, aromas of lime blossoms, acacia, green fig, lychee and wet stone leap from the glass. The palate is a blend of green apple, citrus and stone fruits with racy acidity with a complex and layered finish. This wine easily outperforms its modest price of $12.99 and can easily replace whites that sell for double the price.
Top Value! Drink from 2014 to 2015

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5