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Wine Tasting Note: Château Nages Cuvée Torrès, 1998, Costières de Nîmes, France.
Available from Oddbins for £5.99
At the far eastern edge of the Languedoc, clinging to the last surge of the Rhone lies the Costières de Nîmes. Part of the Languedoc or the Rhone? Influences from both regions intersect here. In general red wines are highly praised so a white, if spotted, is something to try. This is totally Roussanne; a grape prone to oxidation and blessed with a golden colour that can only deepen as it ages. Such as here. A few years in bottle now and both the colour and the mature aroma are typical of the grape. Is it too old and past its best or supposed to be like this? Full-bodied, distinctively orange flavoured on the finish with hints of spice and more elusive flavours. The acidity is quite high, keeping it all fresh.

It needs food - a rustic-styled bean and chicken stew, slowly cooked with herbs and balsamic vinegar as we tried worked superbly. Mash or bread to soak up the delicious juices is all that is required to accompany.
Scribblings Rating - 86/100

Wine Blogging Wednesday reaches its 19th round hosted by Wine Expression. The theme is Rhone grapes either from the region itself, such as here, or from elsewhere across the globe.
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We have a 1996 Chateau de Nages
Reserve du Chateau
COstieres Des Nimes that has been cellered.
Do you have any tasting notes or comments on it
Thank you,