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Costieres de Nimes is the southernmost appellation in the Southern Rhone, just before it turns into the Languedoc. It had originally been part of the Languedoc, but in 1998, the growers’ syndicate petitioned for it to become part of the Southern Rhone, arguing that their wines had more in common geologically with the latter region. The production is mostly red and rose. The red and rose wines are made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, and Cinsaut, with Carignan making up a maximum of 40% of the blend. The few white wines are made from typical white Rhone grapes, such as Clairette, Bourboulenc, and Grenache Blanc. Ugni Blanc is not allowed.
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  • Grenache

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

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  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • I had a Costieres de Nimes with m,y meal of roast pork. It is from Chateau de Campuget and is made from the syrah grape but I found it a little bland. It was certainly smooth and easy drinking with some blackcurrant style fruit and soft tannins but it was nothing to get excited about Read More

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  • Bonpas Costieres de Nimes 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Lou Coucardie Blanc 2014


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    Wine review by peskycat1

  • Red, sorry to hear about that harrowing adventure to Total Wine, the insanity ... ... ones)Chateau De Nages Costieres De NimesChateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet SauvignonColumbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet SauvignonDry Creek Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonMartin RayWillamette Valley Vineyards Pinot NoirRocca Felice Barbera d'Alba Superiore Fam... Read More

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  • Chateau Grande Cassagne Costieres de Nimes Rose 2013


    Delicious, beautiful summer wine... Read More

    Wine review by amunderwood

  • Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes 2012


    Inviting smoky aromas have a red fruit character of cherry and some plum and blackberry with a floral framing that keeps the whole nose quite light. In the mouth it's juicy and earthy in the same breath, with more cherry and blackberry fruit, excellent balance and acidity, well integrated oak and good spice. Still quite youthful and vibrant, an ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Louis Bernard Costieres de Nimes Blanc 2014


    This very modest white from the mouth of the Rhone is made from a combination of typical grape varieties of the Val du Rhone. Pepper is evident on entry along with tropical fruit such as pineapple and pear. This wine has a slight hardness associated mostly with youth, but is tasty and an excellent bargain - having been reduced to half price by... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Grande Cassagne Gs 2003


    Had a bottle of this last night with a veal dish - it went really well with the food and was also very nice to sip on after we were done eating. Great value for around $10. Will definitely buy again!! Read More

    Wine review by katjoeus

  • Haut Coquillon Costières de Nîmes Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille France Vallée du Rhône A.o.c. Cave Pilote de Gallician 2005


    Syrah review. pomegranate essence with a silky finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Michel Gassier Syrah les Piliers 2012


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    Wine review by orangegroves

  • Originally part of the Languedoc region of France, Costieres de Nimes became part of the Rhone wine region in the summer of 2004 and is now administered by the Rhône Wine committee. About a third of the production are rosés and some fabulous food-friendly rosés (or rosé d'assiette as the French call them) are produced in this area. See here f...

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