My Personal Recommendation For You
Mongettes âCostiÃ¨res de NÃ®mesâ 2011
Gold medal winner at the
Concours des vins dâOrange 2012! / A delicious GSM blend from its terra firma!
âCostiÃ¨res de NÃ®mes, about an hourâs
drive south and west of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is teeming with delicious wines,
sourced from old-vine Grenache, Carignane, Syrah and other grapes, that deliver
the regionâs mouthfilling black fruit profile along with lots of iron, garrigue
and tobacco notes.â
â James Molesworth / Wine
The Rhone Valley is home to some of
the oldest vineyards in France, as well as being the âspiritual homeâ of the
so-called southern France red varietals. The wines of the area are reputed to
have been consumed by the Ancient Greeks and thus are
considered as among
the oldest known wines in the world.
The climate is influenced by both the
nearby warm sea and by the cooler, dry winds from the north (known as
. Naturally, the Costieres de Nimes is
situated most southerly in this Rhone wine appellation (formerly part of the
Languedoc), and as one heads south, the hills disperse and the land opens up
into a glorious panoramic view of a sea of vines (pictured).
In this beautiful ProvenÃ§al
countryside of vineyards (like those seen in the
Russell Crowe film, A
, lies Domaine des Mongettes, a winery dedicated to
producing blends from the regions indigenous red varietals, Grenache being the
most dominate. In fact, to many red Rhone wine lovers
, this is Grenache
do the initials GSM
sound familiar? If not, then they should be part of your wine vocabulary as
they stand for Grenache-Syrah-MourvÃ¨dre, the synonymous signature blend of this
region and its prime varietals
â and of this incredible wine.
Incidentally, some of the highest-rated wines in the world are GSMs!
From the vigneron (winemaker):
âThe wine is a blend of Grenache,
Syrah, and MourvedrÃ© (GSM) from our vineyards situated in the South East of
NÃ®mes. A very easy-going wine with plenty of red berry fruits, anis, a touch of
spice and a lovely long, fine finish.â
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