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Domaine du Gros ‘Noré, Bandol Rosé Provence, France 2019 (750mL)
The father-son team of Honoré Pascal and Alain Pascal sold their highly desirable estate fruit to Domaine Ott and Château de Pibarnon for many years, keeping just enough for family consumption. Back then, importer Kermit Lynch referred to them as “magnificent Bandols” made in the simplest manner with a whole lotta soul. After Honoré’s death in 1997, Alain officially launched the family label. Domain du Gros ‘Noré has established itself as one of the top-tier producers in Bandol, the appellation regarded as the 'grand cru' of French rosé. Alain prefers to leave his grapes to mature fully on the vine, lending to great concentration. An amazing example of the depth, complexity, and finesse rosé is capable of expressing.
Their 2019 Rosé is a traditional Provencal blend of Mourvèdre (over half), Cinsault, Grenache and Clairette. It illustrates a rich earth-driven core with dazzling floral notes. A serious food pairing rosé strutting fragrant scents of fresh orange and wild strawberries. The palate has excellent depth and focus with hints of dried cherry, blood orange, and honeysuckle. The finish is persistent and energizing with taut mineral notes. It's the perfect match with charcuterie or take it up a notch and serve along side a steaming hot bowl of Bouillabaisse (traditional Provençal fish stew).
- SoilLimestone, Clay & Marl
- BlendMourvèdre 54%, Cinsault 25%, Grenache 19%, Clairette 2%
- Temp.Serve at 50-55° F
- GlasswareAll-Purpose Whites
- PairingBouillabaisse (Provencal Fish Stew)
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