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Rhone White 2002

Rhone White 2002 Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The Roussanne and Grenache Blance varietals that make up this blend were sourced from the Glenrose Vineyard, which lies at 1,700 feet elevation, contiguous to the Reserve Cabernet block of our Viking Estate Vineyard. Precipitous and steep, its terraced rocky out-croppings and ledges are hewn from a massive limestone-ingrained pyramid. Capturing the fragrant essence of an apple orchard, this crisp wine tastes of a pure mountain spring with elements of honeydew melon. A surprising rich and weighty palate impression comes from sheer ripeness balanced by lively natural acidity.

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.
Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. Semi-classic grape grown in the Hermitage-Rhone and southern Cotes du Rhone region of France. Still occasionally incorporated into white wine blends, (e.g: with the Marsanne grape wine), because of its acidity and aroma but finding less and less favor.


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