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Michel Gassier Nostre Païs 2016

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There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

A big ,big Rhone blend - mainly Grenache, at 15%, full-bodied. Dark fruit and olive aromas, with tannins still at work, and mineral on the palate. Decant for poultry and veal dishes, hard cheeses or age for several more years.
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

FBS, Sd'A90, NM93(tr)

Sara d'Amato

This blend from one of the cooler areas of the northern Rhône tends towards the dynamic and pleasantly inconsistent. Gassier focuses on organic and biodynamic production of indigenous varieties and makes a statement with the title "Our Land" or "Nostre Païs" playing with traditional varieties such as grenache, carignan, mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah. Like many of his wines, there is less oak treatment than one would expect due to the use of neutral oak barrels. Some spontaneity on the palate is at least partially due to wild yeast fermentation and the use of whole clusters to give a little more tannic edge. Bright and aromatic, there is an ethereal character to this wine that stand outs pleasantly. Long, peppery finish. Tasted March 2019.




Natalie's Review

Michel Gassier Nostre Païs 2016, Costières-de-Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France: A Costieres de Nimes red blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and savoury with dark berry, black cherry, dark olive and smoky flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Drink or cellar for three years. This wine is labelled organic and is produced from wine grapes sourced from between Nîmes and western Rhône. Pair with an olive tapenade or a meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2019-2024. 295410 14% XD 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 93/100. November 16, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine  Full Review

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