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Costières de Nîmes: in the Gard, on the Rhône, Influenced by the Sea

by Patrick Comiskey It’s useful to think of Costières de Nîmes as a ‘betweener.’ This appellation in the south of France, situated in the Gard département, borders the Rhône River and delta on its southern flank, and its proximity to Avignon and southern Rhône appellations makes it spiritually “Rhône,” as do its wines, which are …

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How It’s Made: White Wine

Once grapes have been harvested for white winemaking, the fun really begins. Winemakers must make a series of decisions, such as exactly how firmly to press the grapes, whether or not to clarify the wine, the precise fermentation temperature and vessel, and more. Each choice affects the finished wine – both in flavor and quality.

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