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Mas Carlot Blanc Costieres de Nimes 750ml
Sku: 41130
This is the second wine we have featured from this estate, capably run by Nathalie Blanc-Marès. Located in the village of Bellegarde, west of the Rhône River, the winery was built in the 196 ...more
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Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Costieres de Nimes
Grape Varietal: Roussanne,Marsanne
Type: Still wine
Reg. $9.97
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This is the second wine we have featured from this estate, capably run by Nathalie Blanc-Marès. Located in the village of Bellegarde, west of the Rhône River, the winery was built in the 1960s by her parents from a seventeenth century farmhouse. The vineyards were planted around the same time and today produce the traditional white Rhône varietals, represented in this bottling by Roussanne (60%), Marsanne (30%) and Viognier (10%). After harvest, the grapes are crushed, fermented and left to age sur lie in tank. This adds a smooth, lush texture to the wine. We tasted a mélange of honeysuckle, lemon/lime, and mineral components on the palate. A medium bodied wine that tastes good very cold will liven up any backyard barbecue.
Wine maker notes
The vineyards were planted in the 1950’s and 1960’sto the current varietals. The vines are trained using a system called Cordon de Royat, which helps maintain lower fruit production. Mas Carlot limits yields to around 45hl/ha, which is one-third below what the appellation allows. Nathalie likes to wait during harvest - picking late to obtain the maximum maturity for each grape varietal. Mas Carlot has 20 hectares planted to white varietals. The Marsanne-Roussanne is made of 50% Marsanne from 25 year-old vines and 50% Roussanne. The wine is aged sur lie in tank after fermentation. This wine reveals abundant quantities of minerals, orange blossom, pineapple and citrus presented in a medium-bodied, fresh, lively style.