2018
Côtes du Rhône

White Blend
Description

As of 1976, Mr Bernard traveled throughout the Rhône Valley in search of exceptional winegrowers producing wines of great authenticity and true to their terroir. Since then, close partnerships have been established with more than 20 respected vineyard owners. 40 years later, the Louis Bernard spirit is still alive and has been given a new inspiration thanks to a young and dynamic team established in the village of Gigondas. Generous, convivial, accessible are the descriptions that come to mind when discovering these inspiring wines. With Louis Bernard wines, enhance every moment!

88 points | Wine Enthusiast

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Attractive straw-green color.

Aroma: 

Intense nose of white flowers and yellow fruit.

Palate: 

The palate is round and generous with flavors of peach and apricot. The finish is long, fresh and appetizing.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a vintage of extremes with abundant rain in the Spring and a heat wave in the Summer. Yet harvest conditions were close to perfect in September and October with warm days, cool nights and a little Mistral wind to dry off the morning
dew. The grapes were in very good condition allowing for long macerations of up to one month for the red wines. The acidity levels were also very good, providing bright, crisp yet lush profiles on the rosés and stone fruit notes on the white wines.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Côtes du Rhône, France
  • Varietals:
    • Grenache Blanc
    • Viognier
    • Clairette
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Aging: Grown according to organic agriculture standards.
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicious on its own, it pairs with great with cod accras, langoustine with saffron
Fruits & Vegetables:
vegetarian pies (asparagus, tomato, zucchini
Sauces:
Cream Sauces
SKU:
1LBCBOG318
$20