Mas de la Dame Rosé Blend les Baux-de-Provence Rose du Mas 2010
/ Slightly confected on the nose, showing cotton candy and bubble gum aromas, but you’ll also find plenty of strawberry-raspberry flavors. Very fruity and clean, with a fresh finish.Add winemaker's notes
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/ Slightly confected on the nose, showing cotton candy and bubble gum aromas, but you’ll also find plenty of strawberry-raspberry flavors. Very fruity and clean, with a fresh finish.
Rose du Mas 2007 - Food & Wine / Terrific wine under $15! PAIR WITH: Grilled chicken. Mediterranean-inspired seafood and light tomato based dishes like sun-dried tomato flans with arugula salad.
Tasting Highlights: Outstanding full-bodied reds from some of southern France’s top producers and the latest rosés from Provence/ Berry and melon flavors fill this peppery rosé; red peach and spice carry the rich finish.
Weekly Wine Picks: Imported Rose/ The small southern French appellation Les Baux de Provence is the first to demand that all wines be produced biodynamically. This very light pink wine, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, is edgy but not severe, with light, racy flavors of pink grapefruit and hints of mint.
The breathtaking 16th century wine estate of Mas de la Dame is situated in Les Baux de Provence, a charming medieval village perched atop a rocky outcrop in southern France’s Apilles Mountains. The essence of this rugged area’s haunting, windswept beauty is captured most evocatively in the celebrated paintings of Van Gogh. Mas de la Dame, or “farm of the women” is owned by Anne Poniatowski and Caroline Missoffe who, together with consultant Jean-Luc Colombo, the most influential winemaker in the Rhone Valley, have redefined the potential of this ancient terroir. For over 30 years, grapes for Mas de la Dame wines have been grown and vinified using only natural processes, entitling them to be certified as AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE (organic) by Qualite France. Production Area Grapes are from Les Baux de Provence in a mixture of clay and chalk soil. Only organic farming. Grape Varieties 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault Vinification Harvested by hand during the last two weeks of September, this wine begins as a red, however, after 4-8 hours juice is pulled off or bled out of the tank. Vinification is done at low temperatures (15/16°C) in stainless steel tanks and lasts for 18 days. No Malolactic fermentation is done with this wine. This elegant rose matures on its lees with each variety kept separate. Blending then takes place followed by a gentle filtration with egg whites. To insure a fresh, clean wine, bottling is done in mid-December. Color Tender pink Bouquet Fresh strawberries, peaches, and roses with light exotic notes. Taste Subtle flavors of fresh berries and fennel with a flowery finish Alcohol 12.85% Serving Suggestions To be served chilled with any kind of relaxed meal, (barbeque, salads, or pesto pasta) fish and grilled meat.
Rose du Mas 2008 - Year's Best & Best Buy, Wine & Spirits/ Salty minerality draws out the strawberry taffy flavors of this organically grown rose, lively acidity keeping it lifted. Give it a few months to settle down, then serve with a rosemary-larded pork tenderloin. Listed among the Year's Best Rose.
Rose du Mas 2010 - Recommended Rose 2010, Martha Stewart Living Radio Blog / “The Women's Farm” makes a certified organic blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsaultwith pronounced aromas and flavors of roses, peaches, strawberries, and herbs (lavender?). The perfumeyquality turned off some tasters, while others (like me) loved the intensity.
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