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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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  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

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

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  • Château de Campuget

    Since 1941 our only aim has been to produce great Rhône Valley wines whilst respecting our terroi...

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    The Château St. Cyrgues is the very spot where the church of St. Cirice Margins was found in ruin...

  • Château de Nages

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  • 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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  • Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes 2011

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    A bit peppery on the nose and while oddly jammy this comes off as slightly under-ripe aromatically with aromas of leather and herb laying over the spicy currant base notes. Smooth and soft in the mouth, this really floats across the palate with that same slightly under-ripe quality found on the nose. I happen to like this more savory side of Syr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mas des Bressades Cuvee Tradition Rosé 2013

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Chateau de Campuget Costieres-de-Nimes Blanc Tradition 2013

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    Not bad at all, some complexity but nothing extra special. Decent amount of ripe red cherry, citrus and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau Grande Cassagne Costieres de Nimes Rose 2012

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    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Michel Gassier Costières-de-Nîmes Buti Nages 2012

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    Nice quality mid-week quaff from the southern Rhone. Nice stone fruits, ripe pear and melon with medium acidity and short to medium finish. Very good QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Gassier Chateau de Nages Vieilles Vignes Blanc Vignobles Michel Gassier 2012

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    Really nice French blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Clairette. Floral notes with some nice stone fruit and good acidity. A great summer time sip with a really good QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau de Nages Buti Nages Nimes Rose 2012

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    Nice, easy drinking rose. Strawberry, melon and a touch of mineral are balanced with slightly muted acidity. Hard to beat for this price point. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Château Mourgues du Gres Red Rhone Blend Costières-de-Nîmes Terre d'Argence 2007

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    This well-respected wine sourced from the Bishopric of Arles has a rich blackberry and dark cherry nose with a hint of herb, while on entry, the wine evokes a slight saltiness and anise-infused cherry cola. The fruit is not overly prominent, but the finish is elegant and creamy-smooth. Mostly Syrah, I expect. Very good value. To hold a coup... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Mas Guiot Costieres de Nimes Cuvee Alex 2009

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    Opaque dull red, tart nose, tannic with sediment in the glass. ["Rhone/Costieries de Nimes" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 20 April 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Mas Carlot Red les Enfants Terrible 2011

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    50% Mourvedre, 50% Syrah. Deep opaque red, stronger nose, sharp, lively, zesty fruit, pepper. ["Rhone/Costieries de Nimes" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 20 April 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


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