Domaine de l’Espigouette Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017
Domaine de l'Espigouette is now run by Bernard Latour, his wife and two sons. They carefully work the vineyard according to the climatic characteristics of vintage and different terroirs. The diversity of the soil allows for complexity to the different wines of this area, the hills provide rich, bold wines, while sandy, clay soils provide elegance, finesse and depth.
This 2017 Cotes du Rhone blanc is a blend of 70% Viognier and 30% Grenache Blanc, fermented separately in cement tank before blending. It has the aromatic intensity of a fine Condrieu and is juicy as a Chateaneuf-du-Pape blanc. Fresh and incisive on the nose, displaying intense citrus, yellow roses, williams pears, apricots and a suggestion of white flowers. Dry and nervy on the palate leaving behind sauve honeysuckle and lemon curd notes.