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Château Roustan White
Château Roustan - Costières de Nîmes
White,Costières de Nîmes
60% Roussane - 20% Grenache - 20% Viognier
history
Château Roustan's total surface covers 175 acres of sunny south facing vineyards, which benefit from the airy Mediterranean climate. The domain's owners, are counted among the Rhône valley's most dynamic and talented winegrowers. The work that they accomplish allows the grape to breathe out and they do not use any oak barrels for the ageing of the wines. Amongtheir wines, they produce fresh & easy to drink white and rose wines, on top of a great valuable red.
Vineyard
Saint-Gilles. South facing slopes of the Costières de Nîmes. The Costières de Nîmes are situated in the Rhône valley's most southern part, on the opposite bank of the Rhône with regards to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Rolled Durance pebbles (the Durance river flowed through the valley well before the Rhône). Vines : 20 years old - 6.5 hectares - Yield : 50 Hl/Ha - 2.5T/acre
Winemaking
Cooling of the harvest immediately on reception of the grapes (reduction of 12°C / 54°F). Cooling of the must for natural clarification. Vinification at a low temperature (16°C / 60°F)./nAgeing on fine lees: 3 months.
Tasting notes
A perfect balance between the fleshiness of the Grenache blanc and the acidity of the Roussane grape. It is rare to find a white wine from South of France with such a good acidity level.
Food pairing
As an aperitif, but also with asparagus, fish, white meat "à la crème", veal chops "forestière".
Aging potential
For 2 years.
Grape varieties
60% Roussane - 20% Grenache - 20% Viognier
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
+33 (0)4.66.23.44.22
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