Chateau L'Ermitage White Rhone Valley Wine 2009
Blend: Roussanne (60%), Grenache (20%), Viognier (20%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: May 2010
Purchase Price: $9.99
Our review: Light gold in color with aromas of peach, flowers, and honey, this medium-bodied wine has a good balance between acidity and fruit flavors on the palate. There's a touch of spice or maybe oakiness that comes through in the long finish.
Our rating: This is a mellow, very food-friendly wine, one that can easily and safely be paired with a wide variety of cuisines. We think roasted poultry would be an ideal choice, but broiled seafood or even pork should also be good choices. Serve just slightly chilled for best results. We rate it on the high side of Above Average.
Taste profile from the winemaker: "The harmony of the blending brings a smell of fresh white fruits: peaches, pears, litchis and white flowers’ pollen. The Grenache provides the richness and the Roussanne the balancing acidity."
Winery website: Château L’Ermitage.