Wine of the Week: Comfort wine
These are strange times indeed! A couple of weeks into isolation and I am glad I have a wine fridge and I have been going to it regularly. This week’s wine comes from a region not known for it’s white wines which is a shame because they are really good and often come at a really good price.
The Cotes du Rhône has many times featured as our wine of the week but mostly the red. And that’s natural, the reds are much more famous here than the white wines. But they do make excellent white wines here, featuring mostly three grapes – Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. This week’s wine has a blend of all three of those grapes with some Grenache Blanc added in for good measures. The Domaine is called Domanie de l’Echevin and is a single estate covering 14,5 hectares located on the commune of Saint Maurice. The grapes grow facing this small and cosy village situated in between Avignon and Montélimar and also facing south so they get the good sun exposure. The result is a good representation of what good white wines from this area can produce.
Dom. de l´Echevin Guillaume de Rouville Blanc 2017 - 264,30 kr
Great nose of typical white Rhône qualities, peach and other tropical fruits and hints of honey. In the mouth good structure and weight. The plush fruit palate is well oaked, finishing long. Young, juicy Viognier with peach and herbal tones. Rounded but also quite grippy, showing varietal richness with pitch-perfect balancing acidity. Polished and very well-made.
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