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2016 Rosé

2016 Rosé

This attractive wine exhibits a light salmon color, with both complex and vibrant aromas of spring flowers, raspberries, watermelon and cherries. On the palate, vivid acidity harmonizes 
with lingering flavors of rose water and nectarines with a breath of passion fruit.

Our Rosé is a traditional blend of Grenache (46%), Mourvèdre (42%) and Cinsaut (12%). While Grenache provides plentiful juicy red berries, the salmon-pink hue and wild (sauvage) character remain the hallmarks of the Mourvèdre grape. Incorporating a subtle touch of Cinsaut adds a savory watermelon nuance. This is a balanced style of rosé that retains crisp acidity. It is a wine that begs to be chilled and enjoyed al fresco, keeping in mind that some folks credit France as the place where the word ‘picnic’ originated! 


Review by Stephen Tanzer for Vinous, October 2017:

(Done entirely in stainless steel): Medium salmon-pink. Perfumed scents of raspberry and watermelon lifted by a floral note. Surprisingly rich yet light on its feet, offering smooth flavors of nectarine and flowers. This wine has more texture than your typical rosé but maintains a lovely light touch. Finishes subtle, broad and long, with excellent grip and no rough edges. Terrific rosé.

Review by Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, June 2017:

I loved the 2016 Rose from this estate, and it’s based on 46% Grenache, 42% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault. Medium-bodied, juicy and lively, it offers terrific notes of orange blossom, spice and hints of strawberries. Drink it over the coming summer months; although, due to the high percentage of Mourvèdre, it should keep even through next year.

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