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Domaine de Rimauresq Rose 2006

February 13, 2008

Rosé represents around 80% of the total production of the Côtes de Provence and regarding the colourful palette of  varieties and terroir I’ve decided to focus on another example of the modern and dry style. The identity of the Domaine de Rimauresq rosé is based on an exotic mix of Cinsault, Tibouren, Mourvèdre and Grenache, all cornerstones of the more traditional blends. Add the complex and unusual terroir, a composition of granite, rocks, quartz and schist and you get a different wine with mineral purity like this. Pale salmon with an onion skin hue, the nose shows aromas of small red berries, peach, flowers and a hint of spice. The harmonious palate opens with a soft and smooth texture that slowly gives way to rather austere mineral acidity on a bone-dry finish. This is another cracking new-wave rosé that shows why the Provence is the uncontested leader of this style. 88 points

Source: Fonty’s Pool  Price: $25  Drink: Now