Luc Beaudet “Rive Droite” Côtes du Rhône White 2018 - 6 Pack Value
This is great……and here’s why!89/100 Dan Dawson Wine Advisor (2016 Vintage)
Dan Dawson Wine Advisor "Lip-smacking good Southern Rhone Valley blend of 90% Grenache Blanc and 10% Marsanne. No oak, fresh crisp green fleshed melon and heirloom apple fruits, touch of citrus blossom, green tea and white pepper. No oak, light-bodied, bright acidity. Absolutely perfect for what it’s supposed to be. And is." (2016 Vintage)
The Winemaker “Note of citrus, fresh almond and white flowers. The palate is fresh with a mineral finish.”
Grenache blanc 90%; Roussanne 10%
Luc Baudet, renowned winemaker and oenologue from Costières de Nîmes, lauched this new range of wines in 2016.
The Rhone Valley is one of France's key wine regions, and is divided neatly by a gap of about 25 miles (40km). Wines from the northern part of the valley tend to be Syrah-dominant (Hermitage and Cote Rotie being the most notable examples), while wines from the southern Rhone are more commonly blends, with Grenache playing a more dominant role.
Southern Rhone White Blend is a blanket term used to describe the various combinations of white wine grapes used in the southern half of the Rhone Valley. The principal varieties involved in a white wine from the southern Rhone are any combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul.