'Domaine de Gournier is owned by Maurice Barnouin. Located on the western edge of the Rhône Valley, north of the city of Nîmes, the area geography is a combination of low limestone hills, studded with outcroppings of calcareous rock, and sparse vegetation. The Barnouin family began as pepinierists, or vine clone experts. Maurices now- 200 hectare estate is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre, as well as Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc. The terrific bottling of Rosé from Domaine de Gournier is a blend of principally 55% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 15% Cinsault. The fruit is harvested expressly to craft rosé, and is vinified in stainless steel tanks to optimize the primary flavors of the grapes. Brightly colored, the explosive red berry fruits in the nose and on the palate are accented by notes of spice & a touch of earth. Fresh and lively, this beautiful dry Provençal-style Rosé is a great addition to the already well recognized Domaine de Gournier line up.'