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A Rosé for the Spring


It is strange to write that we tasted this first rosé of the year from Domaine Sorin while there was snow on the ground.   Technically it was already spring.   My initial impressions were of the wine being more serious and this is born out by this bottle drinking well days later after being left on the kitchen counter with just the cork shoved in.  The feel of the wine actually improved with time and warmth.  So if you still have snow in your yard, grab a bottle, give it a slight chill and decant.  The pastille notes will remind you it really is spring.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2013 Domaine Sorin, Rosé, Terra Amata, Cotes de Provence – $15
Imported by Roanoke Valley Wine Co.  This wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Rolle, and 5% Orgi which was vinified and aged in vats.  Alcohol 12.5%.  This wine was a very light dried rose color.  The attractive nose revealed floral, pastille aromas.  The crisp and tart start burst into the mouth with some acidity on the tongue tip.  The flavors then lighted up with watery acidity before the long aftertaste of ripe, firm strawberry flavors.  After several days the pastille flavors continued in the mouth where they mix with a pleasing sense of tannins.  *** Now – 2015.

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