Mas des Bressades, Cuvée Excellence Blanc, Costières de Nîmes

Mas des Bressades, Cuvée Excellence Blanc, Costières de Nîmes

Regular price €23.00
Tax included.
Exquisite aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, and fruit tree flower... intensely concentrated in the mouth, with great length, this amazing wine has been aged for five months in new oak barrels. A perennial favourite.

This is a barrel-fermented blend of Roussanne, Viognier and white Grenache, with exquisite aromas of peach, marzipan and vanilla. It's full-bodied, unctuous and intensely concentrated, with ripe, indulgent, complex flavours to match those rich, inviting aromas.

Very broadly speaking, the style is reminiscent of a well-padded white Burgundy, maybe even a Meursault—but at a far friendlier price.

For the maximum pleasure in its intense flavours and extraordinary length, pair this memorable white wine with something special: lobster, monkfish or creamy chicken dishes.

The Costières de Nîmes, the Rhône’s southernmost appellation, was previously called the Costières du Gard before a name change in 1989. Until 2004 it was considered part of the Languedoc, but today it is, more fittingly given the grapes used and the resulting styles of wine, considered as part of the Rhône region. The Costières de Nîmes was settled by veterans of Julius Caesar's campaigns in Egypt, and today's bottles of wines from the appellation bear the unlikely symbol of the Roman settlement - a crocodile chained to a palm tree.

Mas des Bressades makes appellation-level wines from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Cabernet, and top-tier whites from Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.

Robert Parker commented: "Young Cyril Marès crafts some well-concentrated bargains both red and white and an ambitious, flamboyant, but modestly-priced Cabernet-Syrah blend."

Supplier's websiteMas des Bressades
Wine colourWhite wine
AppellationCostières de Nîmes
Grape variety70% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier
Bottle size75cl

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.

Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.


Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.