Château Virgile – Costières de Nîmes – Blanc 2019
Marsanne 40%, Roussanne 40%, Viognier 10%, Rolle 10%
The Château Virgile Blanc is a beautiful example of a white Rhône. This is the second vintage in which they have added the grape variety Rolle (Vermentino). The addition of Rolle to the blend has brightened up the wine, making it a bit livelier than in previous vintages. The Roussanne, adds stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot, it also adds weight, texture, and body to the wine. Next, the Marsanne adds lively acidity, a hint of minerality, and citrus fruit flavors. Finally, the Viognier adds tropical fruit flavors to the wine, as well as beautiful, floral aromatics. This is a beautifully balanced wine, ideal for just about any type of shellfish, especially seared scallops, or simply on its own as an aperitif.