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L'Ermitage Blanc Costieres de Nimes 2018

Roussanne can be thin and tart and is not often bottled on its own, being blended with Marsanne wine which has virtually replaced it as the mainstay grape in Rhône blends. It doesn’t sound like much so far but stick with me on this because some of the most glorious, not to be missed, white wines in the Rhone and now in a few hands in California are from this problematic grape. These stellar versions are very close to one another as it is a very narrow interpretation that allows Roussanne to perform well; using barrel fermentation and oak aging used on old vine harvests. The aroma of Roussanne is not overtly fruity but rather ethereal suggesting wild flowers or herbal tea layered atop a butteriness from the barrel fermentation. Roussanne wines and their blends hold up well with cellaring and may be enjoyable a decade or more past the vintage.

Food Pairings

Chicken and game hens. Smoked fish and cured meats. Cheesy risotto or pasta. Grilled vegetables; beans, asparagus.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Wine Republic
Excelsior
952-470-2220

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-1511

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Seventh Street Liquor Barrel
Saint Paul
651-222-6811

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

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