Maison La Berthaude Cotes du Rhone Blanc Cuvee Laura 2016
This brilliant white comes from a district of Chateauneuf-du-Pape called Berthaude. Xavier Rolin is a 5th-generation winemaker here, and his family owns nearly 100 acres of vineyards spanning over 72 parcels. The wine is a blend of 85% Viognier and 15% Grenache Blanc/Marsanne, from some old-vines more than 60 years-old. Look for a rich bouquet of melon and apricot, with mineral notes and spices emerging on the finish. Vinified in stainless steel.