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2012 Saint Roch Les Vignes Rose 

Cotes de Provence, France

$14-$16 Retail

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Roses comprise about 80 percent of the winery output in Provence. Cotes de Provence encompasses an area between bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and grapes bask in abundant sunlight while their roots dig into rocky, limestone soils. Wine making in the region been traced back to sixth century B.C. Today, the area is regarded as one of the region's top terroirs. This wine is an equal blend of cinsault and grenache vinified in stainless steel and stored in temperature-controlled tanks for five months prior to bottling. In the glass, it offers aromas of white peach, nectarine, citrus and raspberry. On the palate, taste bright, vaguely tart strawberry, pink grapefruit, soft spices, minerality and a crisp, dry finish. Drink it with white fish, shrimp bisque, salads, sushi, pork loin, barbecue and bean dishes. Buy it at: Whole Foods Markets, Dorignac's and Cost Plus World Markets.

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