Rose

2016

CDR RASTELLAINS ROSE .750

Rose

750 ML

Regular Price: $13.99

Special Price $10.99

Product Description

This rose is comprised of 65% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, and 10% Syrah grown from vines 20-25 years old.  The age of the vines along with the clay-limestone terroir add to the wine's robust and complex flavors.

Les Rastellains is a salmon colored wine with bluish reflections, and aromas of cherry and wild strawberry. Flavors of white-fleshed fruit with a touch of tarragon, a full and ripe set with a slightly peppery finish round out this wine.  Pair with vegetables grilled in olive oil, stuffed mushrooms, tagines and fish or fresh goat cheese.

93 Points ~ Wine Advisory Board

Details

Varietal: Rose

Region: Cote du Rhone

Region Description:

Rhone Valley takes its name from the Rhone River which flows from the Swiss Alps, through the valley dividing the Northern and Southern Rhone, and then ending at the Mediterranean Sea just west of Marseille. Inside the Rhone River Valley to the south are the Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages. 77 % of all Rhone wines are Cotes du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Villages and wines bearing this label only come ONLY from the Southern Rhone. "Cotes du Rhone" is an appellation with which a bottle will be labeled where as "Cotes du Rhone Villages" is a title given to a village within that appellation. Of the ninety six villages entitled "Cotes du Rhone Villages" there are sixteen considered superior, and because of this they are allowed to append their name. (Example.) Cotes du Rhone Villages Superior Cairanne) The climate is hot and dry, and the soil is less dirt than it is clay, gravel, or stone. Unlike the North, this region relies on blends and is very seldom making single variety wines. Cotes du Rhone makes red, white and rose wine from the grapes of Grenache, Mourverde, Syrah, Cinsaut, Carignan, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Rousanne and Viogner, with the top wines being red.