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Domaine Sorin Terra Amata Rosé

Domaine Sorin

The salmon pink color called out to me.

I had my first summer rosé today. Domaine Sorin is one of my favorite wines from Provence. They are an organic vineyard on the edge of Bandol. The grapes in this rosé are Grenache (40%), Cinsault (40%), Syrah (10%) and Mourvèdre (10%). It is capped with blue wax. The flavors are a dry fruit with hints of strawberry and raspberry. It has just enough alcohol to stand up to summer food flavors.

Rosé has such a bad reputation here in the US. Between 'Sparkling Rosie' and White Zinfandel most people think of a Rosé as koolaid. But a good dry French Rosé is the perfect summer wine. I remember sitting in Cours Saleya with a glass of Rosé, the sun setting to the west setting the ochre walls aflame. I hope to re-live the memory this September.

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chris [TypeKey Profile Page]:

I'm missing those nice French rosés so much! I'll look for this one.

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