Mas Grand Plagniol
2019 Blanc ‘Tradition’ (Costieres de Nimes)
Pale yellow with gold reflections. Intense nose of white peach and almond flowers and complex mouth feel. Grenache Blanc brings minerality, Viognier aromas of apricot and peach and Marsanne remains more floral. Roussanne supports this aromatic complexity by bringing in citrus notes.
Tired of always being accused of making a Viognier, Cyril finally decided to season his perennially scented, succulent and fresh white wine with a little. The insiders have always known, of course, that Grenache Blanc is just as aromatic and sumptuous a grape variety. Rhône white gets no better than this – certainly not at this absurdly low price. This has become over the years our most sought-after French white wine. It is given skin-contact for added texture, while the malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve acidity.
50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 10% Marsanne, 10% Viognier