Domaine de Nizas - $13.00
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A lovely rich blend with nice body as well. Bouquet is intense (Viognier) with aromas of citrus, rosemary honey, white peach and fennel. On the palate it's well-balanced, clean and crisp. The Rousanne sees a touch of oak but its very subtle. A great wine with chicken, white meats or fish, grilled but also great with an herby cream sauce.
History Domaine de Nizas is located in the South of France, on the outskirts of the village of Nizas near Pézenas, in the heart of the historic Languedoc region. The estate was purchased in 1998 by John Goelet, descendent of the distinguished family in Bordeaux. He identified the exceptional terroir of Pézenas as the ideal site to craft high-quality artisanal wines that express the spirit of the Mediterranean.
Wine Analysis Alcohol: 13.5%
Acid: 3.5 g/l
Soil Type: A blend of basalt, river gravel and limestone, with a red loam subsoil; extremely well-drained
Age of vines: Average of 5 years Fermentation: Soft pressing and selection of juices.
Fermentation 80% in stainless steel, 20% (Roussanne only) in French oak barrels (Vosges, medium toast). No malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 8 months with batonnage on lees of the barrel fermented wines.
Viticulture: Certified, sustainable agriculture
Produced quantity: 7000 bottles (580 cases)