Domaine Les Grands Bois Cotes du Rhone Rose 2014

Recommendation: At $12.60 it’s a fantastic value

Winery/Producer: Marc Besnardeau and Mireille Farjon; Domaine Les Grands Bois; Sainte Cecile les Vignes, France.

Grape Variety: Rosé blend: 65% Grenache, 20% Carignan and 15% Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Cotes du Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $12.60

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Brie and apricot jam on melba toast


    He said: Chilled before drinking. Dark salmon color. Strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of fresh plowed sod and a spring bouquet. Strong diverse tastes with lots of juicy ripe fruit and citrus flavors accompanied with a dry tartness that goes on and on. Very Smooth, delicious acidity, easy drinking and so much fruit flavor. At $12.60 it’s a fantastic value and is a great example that French Rosé doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.

    She said: Lovely clear salmon color. My stuffed up nose did not allow me to experience the aroma of this wine but the taste was so full of flavor I have to believe the aroma was worth a great sniff. The fruit flavors were fortified by a delicious woodiness of under-flavors brightened by a pleasing acidity and medium body. The mouth feel was creamy and smooth and the finish was long with a substantial amount of tartness that seemed to develop over time as wine warmed. Even the apricot and brie did not temper the tartness. At $12.60 it is a bargain Rosé if you like a tart wine.

    Marc and Mireille Besnardeau
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Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 791930001518

Imported by: Weygandt – Metzler; Unionville, Pennsylvania.

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