Monday, July 11, 2016

Donjon Rose is Back!

The first load of 2015 flew out of here - back just in time for the heat

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. 

Domaine Donjon's 2015 Minervois Rose is a beauty! Framboise, wild strawberries and hints of flowers all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, seamless, beautifully texture Rose that should be snatched up by savvy consumers. This is the finest Rose I've tasted from this estate.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

More info if you like:
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.

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