There has never been a better time to be a rosé lover. Far from a single profile of wine, rosé is a big, beautiful umbrella encompassing all kinds of styles and with hues ranging from faint rose-gold to light burgundy. Whether you prefer one style or another, or appreciate the entire range of possibilities, this collection has you covered.
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Lapierre is still on the cutting edge globally of what can be achieved with zero-intervention, totally free winemaking. The Lapierre name remains a benchmark for the greatest Gamay produced on planet Earth. Their new and recently delivered 2021 vintage is delicious proof.
When I originally dove headfirst into wine, the ones that most impressed me were big, dark, and over-the-top. Wines that would leave little to the imagination, sock you over the head, and stain your teeth dark purple. As often happens, with time and tasting, the realization that bigger wasn’t always better set in, as did the understanding of the grandeur of subtlety and finesse, qualities that naturally lead you straight to Pinot Noir.
The regal perfume is both sweet and savory, with ripe berry fruit accented by balmy herbs and earthy wafts of incense. This deep, rich red is so elegant it feels almost weightless, its suave tannins gently ushering in the long, fragrant finale.
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
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