Wine Blogging Wednesday #46 is brought to us by Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 and is the theme of White Rhone varietals. My wine was the 2006 Ferration Pere & Fils Cotes du Rhone Blanc Samorens and it is the 3rd and final wine of my WBW Blogger 3 pack I purchased from domaine547. (Thanks again Jill)
The 2006 Samorens is a blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette, as is produced from the village of Laudun in the Rhone valley of France.
My Tasting Notes (sorry no pic, I have it on my other computer at home, not on my laptop with me on vacation)
Color – golden
Nose – Pineapple, sautéed ginger, tropical, cooked apple
Taste – Asian pear, cardamom, lime, lemon, apple
Mouthfeel – Medium body, dry across the mid palate, medium acidity and dry at the finish
Finish – long, key lime pie flavor
This wine really impressed me, especially for the $12 price tag. I am becoming more and more a fan of the Rhone wines both white and red. I have been a fan of Viognier for quite some time and have just recently gotten turned onto Grenache Blanc, and this one continued to peak my interest for the region.