2015 Ferraton Père et Fils Samorëns Côtes du Rhône Rosé

“Red apple skin, tart strawberries, a hint of garrigue. Refreshing...”

2015 Ferraton Père et Fils Samorëns Côtes du Rhône Rosé

A simple, pretty rosé, seventy-five percent Grenache with the balance Syrah and Cinsault. Grapes are farmed in a mix of sustainable and biodynamic practices, and the fruit is direct-pressed (viz., it’s not a saignée), then vinified cold in stainless steel.

The body’s saturated salmon color yields a fragrance of strawberry and apple topped with a whiff of mint and thyme. Direct across the palate, it suggests red apple skin, tart strawberries and (again) a hint of garrigue.

Refreshing. I think the word “quaff” was coined for such wines.

13.5% abv | $14 (sample) | Imported by HB Wine Merchants

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