Château d'Or & de Gueules - Les Cimels - White
The white "Les Cimels" is made from 70% Grenache Blanc, 15% Rolle (or Vermentino) and 15% Roussanne. The fermentation takes place at low temperature to preserve and accentuate the wine's citrus aromas.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône valley
- Grape variety : 70% Grenache blanc, 15% Rolle, 15% Roussanne
- Classification : AOP Costières de Nîmes
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 12.5%
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau d'Or & the Gueules is located at the edge of Camargue in the south of France in the wine region called "Costières de Nimes". A spontaneous translation of the vineyard's name gives it’s somewhat strange name of "Gold & Jaw winery". Though, "Gueule" does not only means "jaw", but it is also the word for the red color in old French. The vineyard's proper name is therefore "The Red & Gold vineyard". The name comes from Diane de Puymorin's coat of arms that is meant to characterize the family's wine production. The gold stands for the southern French sun's power and strength, and the red color symbolizes the character and richness. The wines have indeed great personality, sophistication and elegance. The vines grow on land that is exposed in ideal south / south-easterly direction over 50 hectars of land.
A bright yellow color with golden tints. Aromas of cirtus and white flowers. A full-bodied and fruity taste, with a finale of a soft pleasant saltiness giving the wine a great personality. A very good wine to drink as an aperitif or with grilled fish. Is also ideal together with a caesar salad and can also join various exotic dishes.