Ogier "Artesis" Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017
(Rhone, France) - [JS 91]
Regular price $20.00 Sale price $18.97 Save $1.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Very gentle direct pressing from 2 to 5 hours - Cold moderate setting (6-8 ° C) from 24 to 48 hours. Slow fermentation at controlled temperature, 15 to 18 ° C to preserve the aromas and ensure a beautiful complexity - no malolactic fermentation.
In vats on lees for 4 months with stirring if necessary to maintain a certain reducing environment, and gain roundness.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 35% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette 20% Roussanne, 15% Viognier and 10% Bourboulenc
The dress is light and crystalline, very pure with discreet green reflections.
Rich and complex nose expressing the plurality of grape varieties. Exotic and citrus fruits blend with apricot and white peach with floral notes and white pepper.
The mouth balances the expression of the fruit, the freshness and the roundness typical of our southern Côtes-du-Rhone. The delicate touch of bitterness in the final brings an extra dimension to the tasting, the touch!
Ratings & Reviews
"Some riper fruits here, moving through green-melon into light, white-peach aromas. The palate adds an edge of lemon. A smooth array of fleshy fruit to close. Drink now." - (8 Jul, 2018)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Whiffs of dusty mineral and smoke introduce this dry, medium-bodied white. The palate offers delicate apple and pear flavors accented by hazelnut notes and fresh white grapefruit-like acidity. A spry, neatly balanced wine to enjoy now–2020." - Anna Lee C. Iijima (7/1/2018)
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Plump and friendly, with a mix of creamed melon and peach flavors lined with green almond and salted butter notes. Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. Drink now. 7,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported." - JM (Region Southern Rhône)