Two white wines from Southern France

Clos Rocailleux Gaillac Blanc 2013, South West France (£11.99 Red Squirrel Wine)
A wine of two halves, the bracing citrus and herb aromas and bready/yeasty character seem promising, but when you come to taste it, it seems to be lacking freshness, offering up bruised green apple flavours with nutty overtones. Hmm… B-

Domaine de Viranel St Chinian Tradition Blanc 2014, Languedoc, France (£11.25 Gerrard Seel, Cambridge Wine Merchants)
Lovely cocktail of rich pear, just-ripe peach and nectarine fruit with a floral edge, a hint of honey and a fresh, stony spine of acidity to keep it all together. S-

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