This is a brilliant rosé from our favourite Rhône Valley producer, Domaine Du Bon Remède, located in Mazan in the south of the valley. It’s the classic story of a special place being tended by generations of people who truly love and respect their terroir.
The blend is the classic grenache dominant with syrah supporting and a splash of carignan. Clean and bright red fruits, along with musk on the nose. The palate is super-dry with all the berries you could want and soft acidity.
Full price $25.00 from the producer.
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- Rhone Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 70% Grenache 20% Syrah 10% Cinsault
- Serving Temp.
The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!