A French journalist once described Mas Champart as “discreet excellence,” and we here at KLWM couldn’t agree more. Long before it became a trend (a trend, by the way, that we support wholeheartedly!), Mas Champart was doing what we love most in a rosé: fermenting with native yeasts, using little to no sulfur in the winemaking, and allowing the malolactic fermentation to occur. If all you need is a cold rosé for ice cubes and the beach, none of the above steps are really that important. But if you like your rosé to be real, to show a sense of place, and to drink like a wine instead of a beverage, these steps are essential. This rosé is intensely aromatic, round yet airy, with a strong southern French identity. All of the rosés below bear their own strong French identities, from Mas Champart’s southern, majority-Mourvèdre bottling to Terrebrune’s quintessential Bandol rosé to Domaine de Reuilly’s Pinot Gris from the Loire Valley. Even if rosé season is a year-long affair, the arrival of spring sunshine is extra incentive to find a nearby porch or backyard and indulge in some crisp, cool pink wine. Rosés with a real sense of place, that still offer unparalleled lighthearted refreshment: now there is something we can all drink to!
** Wines are only available for shipping at this time, and shipping is included on orders over $125. **
We are able to ship wines exclusively from this curated collection. We hope to expand our selection of available wines in the coming days, all while maintaining a safe work environment for our employees.
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In recent decades, they have brought their intricate knowledge of the various terroirs of the southern Rhône to new heights through the expansion of the holdings. Their properties represent a vast variation of soil types, climatic conditions, and grape varieties.
What other grape has the versatility to pair with raw oysters, fish tacos, ripe and creamy chèvre, or Thai basil fried rice with equal aplomb? Want something stony, smoky, and shatteringly crisp? Check. How about silky, honeyed, and chock-full of sweet/tart fruit? You got it.
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