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."

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Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2016
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
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
Item Number: 31136
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90 “A joint venture between Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and American importer Eric Solomon, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone is a full-bodied, lush example that shows just how sexy Grenache can be, even on a budget. The black cherry fruit comes in waves, showing just a bit of warmth on
Item Number: 29422
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92  " The Michel Gassier Costières de Nimes Nostre Pais Red 2014 is a lush red wine that brims with layers of fruit flavor. A deep red-violet in the glass, the nose shows intriguing aromas of black fruit, cherry, and hot stones. These mouthwatering notes are followed up by rich
Item Number: 25115
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90 "A joint venture between Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and American importer Eric Solomon, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone is a full-bodied, lush example that shows just how sexy Grenache can be, even on a budget. The black cherry fruit comes in waves, showing just a bit of warmth on

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Blanc 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91  "The richest and most textured in the lineup, the 2014 Costières de Nîmes Lou Coucardié is a blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Viognier that saw plenty of skin contact, and fermentation and aging all in 500-liter barrels with plenty of batonnage. Tasking like a

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2014 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs is another winner. Made from 52% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier and the balance Clairette and Bourboulenc, it exhibits outstanding notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, licorice and green apple. Medium-bodied, fresh, pretty

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 " The 2014 Cotes du Rhone Cercius (85% Grenache and 15% Syrah) is another hedonistic, sexy and beautifully ripe southern Rhône that offers notes of wild strawberries, blackberry jam, pepper and violets. Raised all in concrete, it’s medium to full-bodied, has beautiful purity and

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Rouge 2011
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 - "The richest and most concentrated cuvee, the 2011 Costieres De Nimes Lou Coucardie, which was bottled earlier in the year, offers up aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, chocolate, graphite, licorice and hints of smoked herbs. A blend of 48% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 22%

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Cotes du Rhone Cercius Vieilles Vignes from the Plateau de Domazan, is a 7,000-case blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged six months in concrete. Cercius is the Latin name for the legendary north/south whipping winds called the Mistral that dominate the southern Rhone

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2015
Boasting a medium to full body and a knockout bouquet of peach, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and mineral, it is rich and beautifully textured with amazing purity, class, and pedigree. It’s one of those white wines that will work with all sorts of palates as it combines richness with freshness. In

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Blanc 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A wine I tasted from barrel last year, the 2013 Costieres de Nimes Lou Coucardie Blanc is a sensational blend of 45% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 25% Grenache Blanc that was raised in new and once-used 500-liter French oak barrels. Big, ripe and layered, with lots of honeyed

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The 2013 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs (40% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan) exhibits pretty, perfumed notes of raspberry and passion fruit intermixed with subtle leather, violets and spice. Medium-bodied, silky and layered, with building tannin, this

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2014
" With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône as well as his native Costieres de Nîmes, Michel Gassier is a restless and innovative vigneron. Usually inquisitive personalities like Michel start as outsiders, enfants terribles, iconoclasts. Such is not the case with Michel,

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "One of my favorite whites from the region, as well as a year in, year out value, the 2013 Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc is 60% Grenache Blanc (always from the same parcel) and the rest Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier. Fermented one-third in barrel and aged eight months on

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2012
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-94 "My favorite vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2012 Nostre Pais Costieres de Nimes comes from the southern, cooler part of the appellation and was bottled in June of this year. A blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and the balance Carignan and Cinsault, it was

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2013
"On the southern edge of the Rhone Valley near the ancient city of Nimes the legendary mistral winds of Provence sweep over the vines and out to the Mediterranean Sea. The Latin name for these north-northwest winds is CERCIUS – the defining feature and raison d’etre for partners Michel Gassier,

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Starting off the Michel Gassier releases, and a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Sauvignon that was aged all in concrete, with plenty of lees contact, the 2012 Cercius Blanc delivers a knockout bouquet of peach, tropical, and pit fruits to go with a core of edgy minerality.

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2011
94  Rhone Report 
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

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Blanc 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 Even more rich and layered, the 2012 Costieres De Nimes Lou Coucardie is a blend of 59% Roussanne and 41% Viognier. Aged in 10-15% new 500-Liter barrels, it offers up a spectacular array of ripe golden fruits, lemon curd, flowers and hints of vanilla that flow to a medium to

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2012
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A wine that ended up being my house white over the holidays, the 2012 Costieres De Nimes Nostre Pais is an awesome effort that will compete with wines two to three times its price. A blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and 3% Bourboulenc that was partially

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2011
90  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 90 "Beautifully fresh and lively, the 2011 Michel Gassier Cercius Blanc, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Sauvignon, delivers an outstanding bouquet of citrus-laced wild herbs, lime, and loads of wet stone-like minerality that flows to a medium bodied, juicy, acid driven palate that has a

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Rouge 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-94 " The 2010 Costieres de Nimes Chateau de Nages Lou Coucardie is somewhat of an experimental cuvee launched a few years ago by Michel Gassier and his consultant, Philippe Cambie. It is a selection of very old vines and is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2011
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93  Rhone Report 
Robert Parker 93 "I know some readers will find it hard to believe, but the 2011 Nostre Pais Blanc’s aromas and rich, honeyed, full-bodied texture reminded me of the famous white Chateauneuf du Pape made by Beaucastel, which sells for three or more times the price. An amazing blend of 90% Grenache

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Blanc 2011
94  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 94 "Even better and my favorite of the whites, the spectacular 2011 Michel Gassier Costières-de-Nîmes Lou Coucardie Blanc is a blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier that is fermented and aged all in barrels. Smelling like a top Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, it offers knockout

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2010
93  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 93 "A blend 35% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Cinsault & 5% Syrah, the barrel aged 2010 Michel Gassier Costières-de-Nîmes Nostre Pais is brilliant! Showing uncommon purity and elegance, as well as a rich, full-bodied texture and mouth feel, this has layers of blackberry,