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A great Rhone white wine. The Rhone valley is a wonderful French wine region, with top quality wines at reasonable prices. The 2013 Domaine Grand Veneur CDR Blanc Reserve is an opportunity to try some of the lesser well known grape varieties (being a blend of Roussanne, Voignier and Clairette). It is refreshing and with enough body to work well with white meats as well as fish.
, Nov 2014, 87
One of my favorite estates in Châteauneuf du Pape (an area now being brilliantly covered by my colleague Jeb Dunnuck), Domaine Grand Veneur is internationally recognized for their fabulous Châteauneuf du Papes, but they also produce some terrific values. The estate wines are sold under the Grand Veneur label, but they have also started a négociant business under the name Alain Jaume. Those wines have been very promising as well.|Under the Grand Veneur label, the 2013 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Réserve is composed of 50% Roussanne, 40% Viognier and 10% Clairette. This cuvée never sees any oak. The 2013 exhibits lots of flowery (rose petals) notes intermixed with hints of caramelized melon, white peach and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, crisp, dry and refreshing, it should drink well for 1-2 years.
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