Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2016Product #31897 (In Stock)
Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Color/Type Rose Country/State France Email Wines Q1 2017 (Jan-mar) Price $10 - $30 Producer Dom du Dragon Region Provence Varietal Rhone Blend Vintage 2016
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.
In the outstanding (if small) 2016 vintage, Dragon Rosé has a rich texture and just as much complexity and refreshing vibrancy as ever. Zesty aromas and flavors of tangy fruit – strawberry, redcurrant, and blood orange – take center stage with a nice dose of rose petal and classic Provençal herb for complexity. A squeeze of citrus and dusting of chalky mineral help chase the pretty flavors across your palate and leave your mouth watering on the crisp, spicy, stony dry finish. A lovely match for everything from grilled salmon to Salade Niçoise and delightful to sip on its own.