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2017 Languedoc Rosé

Selected by Kermit Lynch

Last summer, when Kermit and Anthony got together with Jean-Claude Zabalia and his son Hugo to work out the 2016 Languedoc rouge blend, the ever-creative Zabalias had a new idea up their sleeves. In addition to the red, they proposed a rosé, made from Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah grapes grown on mineral-rich schist. The result is a light, refreshing thirst quencher for those who like their rosés more wet stone than fruit forward. For an easy summertime pairing, Hugo suggests roasted eggplant. Baste eggplant halves with olive oil and garlic, top with plenty of Parmesan, and grill alongside the meat of your choice.

Emily Spillmann

$14.95
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 55% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Appellation: Languedoc
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Selected by Kermit Lynch
Vineyard: 4 ha, 25 years average
Soil: Schist
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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