Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back in stock!

When Gail Appleson wrote about our favorite Rose this year, it sold out immediately.  We received our last load of this wine for the year!
2016 Villa des Anges Old Vines Rosé...$12.99
Description • This vin gris is a pale copper in color and made from 100 percent cinsault, a red grape that is rarely bottled as a single varietal except in rosés. Jeff Carrel, a well-known winemaker in southern France, crafted this vin gris at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in the village of Capestang. This is a crisp and zesty wine that’s drier and closer to a citrusy white in flavor than the Miraflors. It’s a bit tart with hints of red berries and a touch of spice. It would go well with salads, seafood and other light fare.
Wine Finds: Vin Gris from Southern France
By GAIL APPLESON • Special to the Post-Dispatch

Great Value!
2016 Arrumaco Garnacha Rose...$9.99
Light lurid pink. Fresh red fruits and tangerine on the spice-tinged nose and in the mouth. Silky and fruity in style, displaying good, vaguely jammy character and no rough edges. Closes smooth and broad, delivering nice cling and a lingering raspberry note.
Rated 87/100 Vinous Media

2016 Donjon Minervois Rose...$16.99
Made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 30% Cinsault, this Minervois rosé offers layered, complex scents of orange blossom, peony, ginger and red currant. Flavors of peach and taut currant unfold on the medium-weight palate, with refreshing acidity to lend lift to the mouthfeel and brighten the finish.
Rated 90/100 Wine Enthusiast

* Sustainably grown
2016 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$18.99

Light bright orange. Mineral-accented citrus fruit and red berry scents show very good clarity and pick up a suave floral note with aeration. Chewy and tightly wound, offering juicy cherry and red currant flavors that slowly put on weight as the wine stretches out. Shows good tension and cut on the finish, which lingers with strong, minerally persistence.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

The origins of this estate go back to the 13th century when it was the property of the Knights Templar. The large 400-acre vineyard has produced this fine rich wine, full of ripe red fruits and with a bright herbal edge. It is bone dry, crisp and ready to drink.
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast

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