Domaine Giraud Cotes du Rhone Blanc "Les Sables d&

Domaine Giraud Cotes du Rhone Blanc "Les Sables d'Arene" 2016
(Rhone, France) - [JD 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Les Sables d’Arene Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc comes from vineyards located in a sandy part of Lirac. While entitled to be labeled a Lirac, the corresponding red wine from the same sites is 100% Grenache meaning it violates the byzantine appellation laws and gets declassified as a Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge. Despite the confusing backstory, this wine is far from difficult to understand and appreciate. A blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette in roughly equal parts, it is a bright, clean and mineral-laden white wine that we look forward to tasting every year when we visit famille Giraud.

Variety: Grenache Blanc, Clairette
Aging: Aged 6 months in tank (2/3) and neutral French oak barrels (1/3)

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Looking at the two whites, both are noteworthy. First, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Les Sables d'Arène comes from sandy soils in Lirac and offers tons of licorice as well as notes of white peach and pineapple, medium-bodied richness, good acidity and a layered, balanced style." - Jeb Dunnuck (10/19/2017)