Domaine Gassier Gris de Grenache Rosé 2019
- Crisp, dry
- Rhône Valley
Looking for the best? The cream of the crop and top of the top? We think we may have found it in the form of a delicious pink wine. What you are looking at is the number 1 French rosé Discovery by Wine Spectator. Very impressive indeed! The wine is made from grenache, which is the famous ingredient in Rhône rosé, with a splash of mourvèdre, super-charging the aromatics of the wine. Along with the beautiful perfume is a light and bright wine that glides effortlessly across your palate, with a balance of fruit, lively texture and fresh acidity.
Full price $36.00 from the producer.
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- Rhône Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 95% Grenache 5% Mourvèdre
- 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!