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Lou Coucardié Blanc

Michel Gassier

Lou Coucardié Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Costières de Nîmes
Variety
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier
Age of Vines
35-55
Farming
Certified organic (AB)
Soil
Red clay, gravel, sand
Altitude
25–100 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, prefermentation maceration, direct pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in 500L French oak barrels
Aging
10 months in 500L French oak barrels with batonnage

Overview

Lou Courcardié is the champion bull of the Course Camarguaise, the ancient sport of man against bull practiced in the Costières de Nîmes and the Languedoc. Unlike bull fighting in Spain, the bull is never harmed although those who face him frequently are! Michel Gassier has elected to use this name as an homage to not only these magnificent beasts but his finest efforts in the vineyard and cellar. Lou Coucardié Blanc is resolutely Mediterranean combining fruit and spice with a rich but vibrant texture. It is a blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier that is fermented and aged in 500L demi-muids.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2016 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: JD

93

2015 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: WA

91+

2014 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: WA

92

2013 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: WA

93

2012 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: WA

92

2011 Lou Coucardié Blanc

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Costières de Nîmes
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Tina Gassier
  • Winemaker
    Michel Gassier
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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