The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Blanc is, as usual, dominated by Viognier, which accounts for almost two-thirds of the blend. There’s 15% Roussanne, and the rest is smaller proportions of Marsanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Grenache Blanc accounts for only 2% to 3% of the blend. The wine is medium-bodied and plump, with floral, apricot aromas and decent roundness in the mouth, balanced by just enough citrus zest to provide a bit of an edge. Drink it in its youth.
Yellow gold, clear and brilliant in color. Nose of freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of viognier; white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. Palate is fruity with plenty of richness and body. A well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance.
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