Wine Advocate 91
"The 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais is a mainly (75%) barrel-fermented blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, all sourced from the southern sector of the appellation (closer to the Mediterranean Sea). It shows some faint notes of roasted nuts and honeyed citrus as a result but also remains bright, crisp and almost saline in character, with a long, briny finish. Drink it over the next few years."~J.C.
Jeb Dunnuck 92
"A blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 20% Clairette and the rest Viognier and Bourboulenc, aged in barrel and concrete tanks, the 2016 Costières de Nîmes Blanc Nostre Païs comes almost exclusively from the estate Bec Vineyard in the southern part of the Costières de Nîmes. It's a perfumed, pretty, elegant white loaded with notions of citrus blossom, crushed stone, salty, sea breeze like nuances, yet packs ample richness and depth on the palate. Fresh, lively and balanced, drink it over the coming 2-3 years."~J.D.
Michel GassierView all from Michel Gassier
With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône, as well as of his native Costières de Nîmes, Michel Gassier is a restless and innovative vigneron. Inquisitive personalities like Michel's typically start as outsiders, enfants terribles, iconoclasts. However, such is not the case with Michel, whose family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Costières de Nîmes for four generations. Together with his wife Tina, they are helping to establish a new level of quality for Costières de Nîmes without forsaking the uniqueness of their terroir.
Land, culture and family; these are the keys to such a powerful legacy. The Gassier family strives to live in harmony with nature to achieve a personal equilibrium and give meaning to their own lives. They honor their Mediterranean roots that have fostered and nurtured their humanitarian principles. And finally, they rely on and use their family as a support system. "We are but a link in a chain, receiving and then transmitting, following the path of generations past. Solidarity, love, commitment and love nurture the human spirit to tackle even the most ambitious projects."