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Rosé season is back! Wait a minute—rosé season never left. Rosé season is just a social construct designed to deprive us of one of the most delicious, refreshing, versatile beverages in the world for several months out of the year. Is it a marketing scam? A ploy from the devil? A social media campaign carried out by jealous producers of full-bodied reds?
Forgive me for getting off topic. The Corbières Gris de Gris is back in stock—that’s why we’re here. The 2017 has a delicate, pale salmon color, tantalizing as ever, and it is succulently fruity on the nose and palate. “Succulent” in the sense of biting into a ripe fruit—or, rather, a cornucopia of ripe fruits—and feeling them burst under your teeth, spattering your taste buds with delectable flavors of fresh citrus and berries. And then, the finish: crisp, dry, lip-smacking as ever. Rosé season lasts 365 days, my friends, and the calendar has just renewed!
—Clark Z. Terry
|Blend:||50% Grenache Gris, 40% Grenache Noir & Carignan, 10% Cinsault & Mour.|
|Producer:||Domaine de Fontsainte|
|Soil:||Silica, clay, limestone (gravelly with large galets, or rounded stones)|
|Aging:||Wines rest for one month before bottling to preserve freshness and aromatic intensity|
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
Inspiring Thirst, page 171