Monday, June 6, 2016

More 2015 Rose wines

2015 Domaine Le Pive Gris Rose...$15.99

30% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Orange blossom, white peach and hints of rose petal all emerge from the 2015 Domaine le Pive Gris Rose. This medium-bodied, supple, polished beauty is perfectly balanced, has integrated acidity and a clean, classy finish. It's terrific Rose to enjoy over the coming summer months.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Nestled in the wilderness of the Camargue national park, Domaine le Pive is comprised of 113+ acres of organically farmed vines, with a modern, state of the art winery and historic Romanesque chapel at its center.  The plentiful sun, marine winds and distinctive sandy soils (“sables sauvages”) result in fresh, aromatic, personality-filled wines.
Tasting Notes:
Pale in color, but offering plenty of aromatic intensity, with loads of strawberry, raspberry fruit, a touch of earth, spice and mineral character, and a hint of banana. Bone dry. Finishes long and clean, with great freshness.  Excellent on its own and with fish/shellfish, this versatile wine has surprising intensity and will also stand up to more substantial meals (BBQ, grilled meats). A great summer picnic wine!

2015 Château du Donjon Rosé....$14.99
40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault.
The Cinsault vines average 55 years in age, the Grenache 35, and Syrah 20+ years.   Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. Jean Panis took the reins from his father, Guy, in 1996 and has taken the estate to new heights, with the historic 1998 vintage marking the beginning of a golden era that continues to this day.
Tasting Notes:
Donjon’s classic, bone-dry rosé offers aromas of strawberry, cherry and plum, with a silky texture, and a long, piquant finish.  Excellent on its own, with salads, and with omelettes, it can also to stand up to chicken, sausage or ham.

2015 Château de Lancyre Le Rosé...$17.99
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault.
Cherry, strawberries, wild herbs and even hints of passion fruit emerge from the 2015 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup le Rose, and it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright acidity and a clean, classy finish. This beauty has the freshness and purity to drink nicely on its own, but the complexity and depth to pair with any number of summer dishes.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish.  A rosé for year round drinking! Excellent on its own, it is also a great food wine – pair with hearty salads, grilled vegetables, kebabs, stuffed tomatoes or charcuterie.

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