La Perdrix Costieres de Nimes Rose 22

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One of my favorite stops on AWM buying trips is the Costières de Nîmes, located in the southernmost part of the Rhône Valley. Originally, this region was classified as part of the Languedoc; however, its terroir is so remarkably similar to that of the Rhône, it was subsequently reclassified as a proper Rhône appellation.

The Costières de Nîmes wine region, nestled in the southernmost part of the Rhône Valley in France, possesses a winemaking legacy that predates the Roman Empire. The area, blessed with a Mediterranean climate and unique terroir of pebbly Rhône Valley soil, was planted with vineyards by ancient Greeks in the fifth century BCE. In later years, the Romans further cultivated and expanded winemaking in the region.

Over centuries, the tradition of winemaking has become deeply embedded in the culture of Costières de Nîmes, notably with the region gaining its Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status in 1986. Known predominantly for producing robust reds, rich, elegant whites, and delectable rosés, wines from the Costières de Nîmes offer a richly diverse palette of flavors and aromas that resonate entirely with anyone who loves wines from the Rhône Valley.

Saint Louis de Perdrix is a vineyard that aptly represents the historical and cultural richness of the region. Established in the late 19th century, it was initially operated by a cooperative before being acquired by the Castan family in 1990. Since then, this family-run domain has been instrumental in ushering the Costières de Nîmes into the world of modern winemaking world without forsaking its deep-rooted traditions.

The Castans, under the leadership of current owner Bernard Castan, are dedicated to a philosophy of sustainable viticulture, ensuring the continuation of the region's rich wine culture for future generations. For me, this property is right up there with two other AWM favorites from the Costières de Nîmes: Château Guiot and Mas des Bressade.

This pink jewel from Saint Louis de Perdrix eloquently embodies the region's terroir and sun-soaked flavors. You'll love the beautiful pale pink hue in your glass as your first sip leads right into a harmonious balance of bracing acidity, vibrant red fruit flavors, and a distinct minerality derived from the region's pebbly soil. This pleasing palate of red fruits, citrus, and hints of spice make this an ideal companion for Mediterranean cuisine.

If you're a fan of Provençal pinks, then make sure to stock up on this gorgeous Rosé from the Costières de Nîmes.

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