France's Orphan Wine Region Grows Up

May 13, 2019

(Wine-Searcher) - Costières de Nimes has been making wine since before the idea of France even existed.
Costières de Nîmes is France's orphan wine region, but it is growing up beautifully: green and pink at the same time.

First, let's tip our cap to Costières de Nîmes growers for having the most organically grown vines in the Rhône Valley: fully 22 percent in 2018, more than double that of the next-greenest region, and about five percent more are officially in transition.

At the same time, Costières de Nimes is making leaders of the Rhône – who want to see more white and rosé wines from the region – happy with their pivot to pink. Almost 40 percent of the wine produced in 2018 in Costières de Nimes was rosé. Only Tavel, which makes only pink wine, and Luberon produced a higher percentage of pink.

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