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Domaine Montrose Rose 2012 Wine Review

Domaine Montrose Rose 2012

Domaine Montrose Rose 2012

Côtes de Thongue, France

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Drink: 2014-2015



 

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Rosés


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reviewed this wine as follows:

2012 Domaine Montrose Rose

Price: $15

Availability: Richmond Hill

Assessed by: Keith Robinson

Tasted: April 2014

Product Details: South of France Côtes de Thongue  IGP. 65% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah

Canadians are breaking free of the old Rose stereotypes of sweet icky White Zinfandel and realizing the lovely charms of dry, fresh Rose. Five years ago I couldn't sell a bottle of Rose in Calgary to save my life; today, even the toughest big red boys are enjoying the elegant drinkability of lovely Rose on a warm day by the barbeque. Manly men drink pink.

Domaine Montrose is located in the south of France, minutes from the Mediterranean. Not to be confused with Chateau Montrose of Bordeaux. Domaine Montrose is distinguished by the three lizard crest, originally granted to the domain by the king of France in 1701.

The tasting: Light pink with hints of copper on the eye. Delicate, lovely perfume. On the palate, very gluggable. Fresh and delicate. Not for the cellar. Drink. Now.

Music Pairing: Soundtrack to Breathless by Jean Luc Goddard

Book to read with: A Year In Provence, Peter Mayle

When to drink: With sun. On the patio. Or when you desperately want sun together with big bowl of fish stew.

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