The enjoyable and refreshing Mode de Vie Sommelier's White Blend.
70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Roussanne from Languedoc, France.
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The Mode de Vie Sommelier's White Blend has an SRP of $14 and can be found for as low as $12. The wine is imported by Ingenium Wines.
From the bottle:
More than a place, France is a way of life. a Joie de vivre. An easy, everyday elegance. It's this uniquely French approach to every day life we find entirely captivating, inspiring our master wine blenders to capture the essence of frenchness in all our wines. Nuanced. Intriguing. Never Hurried and Always Well-Conceived.
With notes of exotic fresh fruits, our 2015 white blend is the ideal way to live Mode de Vie francaise.
Today's wine comes from Bjoern Lanwer who has over 10 years experience working with some of the best wineries in France. With the Mode de Vie wines Bjoern wants to bring the French Experience to the American table. If this first wine is any indication, he's on his way.
The 2015 Mode de Vie Sommelier's White Blend begins with a really nice, inviting aroma of apple, citrus, a little orange peel and a touch of cinnamon. When tasting the wine the fruit turns a bit more tart and into the tropical range, although the apple flavors also continue. It's quite a flavorful blend that picks up some complexity from the limestone, chalky clay and schist soils it is grown in. Some nice baking spice notes and good acidity lead into the long finish featuring lasting tart fruit and cinnamon spice. This is quite an enjoyable and refreshing wine!