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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!
|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|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117