Lou Coucardie Blanc

France, Rhone Valley

91/100RP
CA$34.55

2015

"Coming from pebbly soils on the northern edge of the estate’s Beck Vineyard, the 2015 Lou Coucardié (40% Roussanne, 35% Grenache Blanc and 25% Viognier) is a total blockbuster that’s the richest, most textured and layered in the lineup, all while staying lively and fresh. Its medium gold color is followed by terrific notes of apple blossom, brioche, sautéed peach and a salty minerality. Possessing impressive complexity and impeccable balance, it competes with top whites from the Southern Rhone."
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Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Rhone/Gsm Blend

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied White Wine

Region: France, Rhone Valley

Colour: White

Vintage: 2015

91 RP

Jeb Dunnuck

The richest and most textured in the lineup, the 2014 Costières de Nîmes Lou Coucardié is a blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Viognier that saw plenty of skin contact, and fermentation and aging all in 500-liter barrels with plenty of batonnage. Tasking like a top flight Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc with its buttered citrus, citrus oil, white flowers and apple blossom aromas and flavors, it’s medium-bodied, has bright acidity and a similarly tight, fresh profile found in the Nostre Païs. It should show at its best next year and evolve for 2-3 years, possibly longer.

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