Country: France Region: Costières de Nîmes AOP (Rhône) Varietal: Blend Vintage: 2013 Body: medium Alcohol: 13.5% Chateau l'Ermitage Costieres de Nimes Rhone
This is the third and fourth generation of the Castillon family to own and operate Château l’Ermitage, now lead by Michel and his son Jérôme. The vineyards, which sit on deep sandstone soil overlooking the Camargue, are certified “Terra Vitis”, recognising the Catillon family’s eco-responsible approach to growing and winemaking. This 60% Roussane, 20% Viognier, and 20% Grenache Blanc blend has melon and touches of floral and spice on the nose. Three months of lees aging (spent yeast) adds nice weight to the palate with good acidity to balance, with a touch of spice, ripe apple and pear with honey suckle, and earthy minerality on the finish.