Fermented in stainless steel tanks, the Brunel Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2022 is made from a blend of Roussanne, Clairette, Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc, all typical of the Rhône Valley. On the nose, expect aromas of peach, nectarine and citrus fruits. The palate is fruity with a lovely minerality and long aftertaste.
The winemaking tradition of the Brunel family goes back to the 17th century. Gaston Brunel, a famous négociant, acquired the Château de la Gardine in Châteauneuf du Pape in 1945. The estate is now run by his two sons, Maxime and Patrick with the help of their wives Maryse and Eve and some of their children and grandchildren, Marie-Odile, Philippe, Guillaume and Thibaut. The estate spreads over 52-hectares of vineyards (48 red and 4 white) and 20-hectares of forest, all gathered around the property. La Gardine is famous for its quality wine production and the uniquely shaped ‘Gardine’ bottles which are based on one Gaston found in his vineyard from the centuries before. Around 10 years ago the Brunel family of Château de la Gardine went back to their wine merchant roots to produce the ‘Brunel de le Gardine’ range, allowing them to offer a wide range of both Southern and Northern Rhône appellations. Today around 70% of the total production is exported to about 30 countries.
Food matches: Try pairing this wine with fatty fish like salmon, tangy ceviche or roast chicken stuffed with lemons.