Rhone Report 92-94
"Offers up a complex bouquet of ground pepper, underbrush, spring flowers, and assorted meaty qualities that are supported by a rock solid core of black and blue fruit. Full-bodied, gorgeously textured, and very long, with fine tannin showing more and more with air, this blockbuster 2011 will be approachable on release, yet will also age gracefully."~Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker 92
"The 2011 Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais is even better. Made from an intriguing combination of 30% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Cinsault and a handful of other varietals, it offers up an opaque ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of spring flowers, blue and black fruits, exotic Asian spices, earth and incense. This pure, fruit-driven, beautifully textured, complex effort should drink well for 5-6 years."
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."