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Kermit Lynch Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Blanc 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A SUPER value wine we would recommend in a flash.

Producer/Winery: Henri and Philippe Leydier; Domaine de Durban; Beaumes-de-Venise, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Viognier and 50% Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Southern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad and fresh from the oven sour dough bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, wheat straw color. Strong damp earth, honeysuckle, apricot and tropical fruit aromas with occasional hints of citrus (the aromas grew noticeably more pronounced as the wine warmed). Smooth entry, dry, slightly creamy, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Flavors of tart apple, lemon, pineapple, apricot and orange with a solid background of limey mineral. Crisp acidity and a long creamy and mouth-filling finish. Produced through a collaboration between the Leydier family (Domaine de Durban) and Kermit Lynch. This was a very fruity and refreshing white blend that went well with the salad and sipping without food on the patio. A SUPER value wine we would recommend in a flash and one that easily fits the TastedOnline.com category of a QUALITY WINE AT A BARGAIN PRICE.

Domaine de Durban surrounded by their vineyards
Photo from Domaine de Durban.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine de Durban and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 63536 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.