This is a gutsy Rose for a winery to make. First off, dedicating it by name to Lulu Peyraud, the matriarch of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, which is historically one of the great sources in the world for top flight Rose. That's an extremely high bar to set as your standard.Secondly, the age of the vines being used are usually reserved to make top end high dollar reds, so to use them in 'just' a Rose is equally bold. But the results are hard to deny when the YOUNGEST vines you use are nearly 70 years old, and the oldest are pushing into the middle third of their second century. Simply put, this is about as good a domestic Rose as you will find on the market, contending with the best names in Provence. Classic strawberry leaf and dusty watermelon aromas come forward readily from the glass, walking the line between juicy and savory. The palate is a dream for Rose fans, showing lots of body and texture while delivering dry red fruit flavors and leafy herbal tones all across the tongue, as well as a bright acidity to the finish that leaves an almost minty tone lingering.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!