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Olivier Coste "Rare" Carignan Blanc

$ 1499 $ 1899

This unique and delicious white from winemaker Olivier Coste lives up to the "Rare" series moniker.  It's very rare to taste a single variety Carignan Blanc, as there's only 250ha remaining in France, especially from a 70+ year old vineyard just a stones throw from the Mediterranean.  The color is pale and bright with a very faint greenish tinge and it has quite a delicate nose – lightly floral with pears and a whisp of herbs and citrus. The palate is rounded and supple, almost a little oily in texture like Vermentino or Sémillon, but with a backbone of citrus acidity and minerality to carry the juicy pear fruit and streak of green apple and white pepper.