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2012 Billette Bouquet de Provence Rose, Chateau La Gordonne 

Cotes de Provence, France

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$13 Retail

Located in the center of Cotes des Provence, Chateau La Gordonne is an 865-acre estate that enjoys a warm, mild climate for most of the growing season. Grenache, cinsault, tibouren, syrah and mourvedre grapes are harvested from vineyards on slate slopes and limestone and clay terraces. Great care is given to nighttime hand harvesting, keeping the grapes cool and delaying fermentation to extract flavor from the skins. This lively, low-alcohol rose offers subtle aromas of strawberry, raspberry and passion fruit. On the palate, taste citrus, red fruit notes, expressive minerality and a crisp, acid-balanced finish. Drink it with fish, mussels, oysters, shrimp, salads, deviled eggs, grilled meats and spicy dishes.

Buy it at: Keife & Co., Pearl Wine Co., Hopper's Cartes des Vins and Dorignac's.

Drink it at: Cochon, Cafe Soule and Chateau du Lac Bistro.


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