11 May Tavel & Provence Rosés
One of last year’s greatest hits is back! Guillaume Gonnet’s “La Nymphe” is a rich and beautiful Tavel Rosé. Tavel and Provence are the two most famous regions in the world for Rosé production, and in fact Tavel is the only village in the Southern Rhone that by law only produces Rosé. These are rich wines full of character and nuance, with flavor profiles closer to light reds than to whites. Last year, La Nymphe sold out pretty quickly, so we suggest reserving yours now.
2016 Guillaume Gonnet Tavel Rosé “La Nymphe”
On Sale $14.99
(70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah) This special rosé blend from Guillaume Gonnet hails from Tavel, a small, picturesque village located directly across the Rhône river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This special appellation is difficult to find outside of Europe, though it produces some of the most age-worthy rosé wines in France. Showing a true sense of place, Guillaume Gonnet’s Tavel is a very complex, bold wine of a deep red color. Intense red briary fruits are the focal point of this wine, though it also possesses deep flavors of chalky earth and smoked Provençal herbs through the extra-long finish.”
Importer Craig Baker
2016 Chateau Gassier Esprit Cru Classe, Cotes de Provence (35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 10% Rolle)
On Sale $16.99
A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit.
Also on Sale (Get it before it’s gone!!!)
2016 Laroche Mas la Chevaliere Rosé, Pays d’Oc
On Sale $12.99
This rockin’ rosé comes from the famous LaRoche in the Languedoc region. A blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah, it has a richness that comes across on the nose before it even reaches the palate. Notes of strawberries, tropical fruit, and red berries lead to a zesty, dry finish. This is the rosé of the year.