2016 Cotes du Rhone, Essentielle

The 2016 Essentielle white is a blend of all the major grape varieties of The Rhone Valley – Bourboulenc (5%), Clairette (10%), Grenache blanc (40%), Marsanne (10%) and Viognier (35%). Together these have created a wine that is beautifully aromatic, yet one that has held on to its freshness. It has a nose full to the brim with white flowers and green tea, after which we are delighted with some wonderfully exotic fruits. With an amazingly long finish, this wine is perfect for seafood and fish and even hard cheese.

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Wine category
Light-Bodied White Wine
Grape
Grenache, Viognier
Country
France
Region
Cotes du Rhone
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone
Product code
ESSCDRBLC

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Aromatic Green Herb

Mint, Basil, Coriander

Delicate Buttery Cheese

Brie, Camembert, Époisses, Burrata

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Fish

Halibut, Cod, Salmon, Bass, Trout, Seabass

Green Vegetable

Green Bean, Pea, Kale, Lettuce, Avocado, Endive

Harvest Vegetable

Carrot, Squash, Turnip, Pumpkin

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Salty, Crumbly Cheese

Feta, Halloumi, Old Goats Cheese

Shellfish

Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Langoustines

Sour Cheese & Cream

Fresh Goats Cheese, Sour Cream, Ricotta,
The producer

Nicolas Père et Fils

The 40ha of vineyards from Domaine Nicolas are exploited with techniques respectful of the soil and nature. 

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