It has been really warm in SoCal over the last few weeks and I have been constantly sipping Rosé. I recently picked up a bottle of 2013 Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris from a local wine shop and was blown away by what I tasted. This is my favorite Rosé of the season for under $20 by a landslide!
A blend of 70% Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir; 10% Mourvèdre; 10% Carignan; 10% Cinsault from Corbieres. This wine undergoes no malolactic fermentation and is made with minimal intervention in the winemaking process. 12.5% alcohol and a retail price of around $14.
The beautiful salmon color of Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris is really striking. The nose has fresh aromas of watermelon, raspberries, and strawberries The palate is lively and refreshing. There are tastes of red cherries and strawberries along with hints of citrus. The finish is crisp and will keep you reaching for more. A fantastic tasting and well-made wine at a great price!
For more info, visit Domaine de Fontsainte.