Chateau Grand Cassagne Costieres-de-Nimes Rose 2010
*The Darde brothers have become quite well known for their explosively fruited dry Rose*. Produced from tiny berries off forty-plus year old vines, the grapes are fermented a short time on their skins, providing an electric pink color, soaring aromatics, and fully dry palate. The Grande Cassagne Rose exudes red fruits and a strawberry perfume. [60% Syrah, 35% Grenache, and 5% Mouvedre]
Had a bottle of 2006 last night while playing dominos with some wine loving friends. Everyone was knocked out with this rose... crisp, dry - but not bone dry, strawberries, rhubarb and wet stones. Lovely.
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This soft, inviting roseacute; hails from the western edge of the Rhocirc;ne valley and has a blend similar to many red Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;nes: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvegrave;dre. The wine has a beautiful perfume of strawberry-like fruit and an electric pink/purple reflective element to the color.
Flavors of sour cherry jam and Mediterranean herbs give this a rustic feel; for a country pacirc;teacute;.
This has been one of my favorite roseacute;s for many years! Itrsquo;s a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvegrave;dre, from tiny berries of 40+ year old vines. Fermented a short time on its skins, it retains an electric pink color, soaring aromatics that exude red fruits and a strawberry perfume, and a fully dry palate. Serve well chilled.
Very fresh, with a stony edge lending good definition to the strawberry and cherry fruit, with a racy finish. Drink now.
One of the best roseacute;s I have tasted this spring, Grand Cassagnersquo;s 2002 Costieres de Nimes roseacute; includes 25% Mourvegrave;dre in the blend (the remainder is Grenache and Syrah). Its delicate, light ruby/salmon color is followed by gorgeous aromas of candied strawberries intermixed with raspberries and cherries. This light to medium-bodied, dry roseacute; possesses admirable weight as well as structure. It is a fascinating effort to enjoy over the next 6ndash;12 months.
Fresh and zesty, with slightly confected, bubble-gum-like aromas balanced by bright lime notes and even a bit of chalk-dust minerality to add grip and interest on the finish. Drink now.
Their best-kept secret may be their Roseacute;. Made from three grapes, the wine exudes red fruits and a strawberry perfume. This Roseacute; is a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvegrave;dre, and comes from tiny berries of forty-plus year old vines. Fermented a short time on its skins, it retains an electric pink color, soaring aromatics, and fully dry palate. Serve well chilled.
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