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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33178 (In Stock)
Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Since the 2001 vintage first appeared in the store years ago, Dragon Rosé has been a consistent customer and staff favorite year after year.  The Lienard family tends about 50 acres of vines in Provence and makes this from Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and a nice dose of Rolle grown just for pink wine.  Grapes are grown specifically for rosé and are harvested at the perfect balance of fresh fruit and juicy acidity.  Once in the winery, they are lightly crushed and allowed to pick up a just right touch of pink color and red berry flavor before pressing and finishing fermentation in cool stainless steel tanks.

The 2017 edition is another winner, blending the ripeness of the 2015 and 2016 editions with a zesty, freshening, acidity.  Aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry and fresh strawberry gain complexity from a nice dash of Provencal herb and a wisp of sweet spice.  Starts tangy, broadens with nice richness, and then finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry with tart red berry and citrus pith lingering.  The interplay between rich ripeness and stony, dry, mouthwatering acidity is what we mean when we talk about “tension in wine.”  But if you prefer “Stupid Delicious,” we’re ok with that, too. This is what the pink wines of Provence are all about!

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016 Product #32179 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016

Organic Grapes!  Provence is more famous for it's red and pink wines, but with great care and skill, it's possible to create compelling whites here, too.  This comes from certified organic vines of snappy fresh Rolle (aka Vermentino in Italy) and rich, luxurious, Roussanne grown in a hidden vineyard shaped like the tongue of a dog.  The sandy soils let both varietals retain their freshness while Provencal warmth, sunshine, and the blustery Mistrial wind ensure plenty of ripeness.

Aromas of crushed yellow peach, tangerine, and crushed stone lead to a creamy, but bone dry, mouthful of peach, peach skin, lime, salty stone and tangy citrus flavors.  Provencal herb notes come up on the back and the stone, citrus, and mineral flavors linger on and on through the long, saline, finish.  A lovely wine for salads and seafood or just to sip.

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015 Product #33236 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015

A rich and powerful red from the sunny hills of Provence.  It's a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan, all grown in certified organic vineyards. After harvesting by hand, the wine is fermented and aged in concrete tank - the perfect vessel for extracting plenty of power while lightly softening tannins.  This serves up big and bold aromas of raspberry confit, wild blackberry and dark coffee.  The flavors follow the aromas on the rich and spicy palate where earthy notes come up and linger on through the long, firm, finish.  A terrific wine for robust foods, especially garlic and herb-rubbed lamb!

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Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33245 (In Stock)
Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Once again, simply the best rosé we’ll offer this year.  But brutal frosts in early spring meant that Gilles and Pascale Pons lost half their fruit at the season’s start.  What was left matured beautifully with remarkable purity and tension. As always, this blend of Grenache and Cinsault from 30 year-old vines in certified organic vineyards just a few miles inland from Saint Tropez offers both classic Provençal freshness and enough heft and body for amazing versatility at table.  But this year, it will be sold out all too soon.

The color here is a showstopper – such a delicate, shimmering, pale pink that it’s hard to believe there could be any weight or flavor at all.  Give it a sniff, though, and you’ll start to smile as you enjoy the generous aromas of spring strawberries, cherries, tangerine, spice and Provençal herb.  Take a sip, and your eyes will widen as this pale pink beauty fills your mouth with a rich, creamy, textured explosion of ripe currant, cherry, and lemon/lime fruit with savory accents of white pepper and crushed herb.  And, as the dry, mineral-laced, finish makes your mouth water, you’ll do the only reasonable thing – grab the glass for yet another sip.

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Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33246 (In Stock)
Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Grapes have been harvested at this historic estate along the route of the Crusaders since 1256, way before Provençal rosé showed up in anyone’s Instagram feed. This estate’s flagship rosé has the traditional pale watermelon color from using the direct press method, and shows lovely aromas of melon and peach. Don’t let its pale color fool you - this rosé has enough structure and mouthwatering acidity to stand up to burgers and barbecue while still being a perfect standalone sipper.

"Potentially one of the top rosés of the vintage, the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Cuvee de la Commanderie was still on the lees when I tasted it at the beginning of March 2018. A blend of 45% Cinsault, 29% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 6% Rolle and 5% Mourvèdre, it's spicy and complex, with more weight and texture than most. Concentrated cinnamon, allspice and clove notes linger on the finish, more savory than fruity."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016 Product #33122 (In Stock)
Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016 Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016

Cassis, the place (not the liqueur), is the only AOC in Provence that doesn't allow red wine (all white or pink) and, oddly enough, was actually the first region to receive AOC status back in 1936. The mixture of sunny, warm, days and cooling winds let's Marsanne, Cairette and Ugni Blanc ripe to full flavor while retaining plenty of fresh acidity.  The texture is nicely rich and the flavor a touch exotic - ripe lemon, crisp peach, and layers of Provencal herb and ocean spray throughout.  A fantastic seafood match and great with any garlicky dip or veggie dish!

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