Rosé "Plume", Dom. de la Colombette
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Rosé "Plume", Dom. de la Colombette - 2018

Item # 40657 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A rosé with 9% alcohol. Drinking and driving in France is no joke and this line of lower alcohol wines was inspired by the winemaker and his family wanting to be able to drink during lunch. This is delicious, fresh and light on the palate yet so vinous at the same time.


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Staff Pick Notes

More of a informational staff pick than a ringing endorsement, though I definitely like this wine. This is a wine that has been slightly dealcoholized to bring it in at a 9% ABV. While this was done mostly for the French Market so you could have a couple glasses of wine at lunch and still be able to drive home. Yes, the days of the 3 Martini lunch are dead and gone. But as an option here in NYC when the summer gets hot and muggy, its really nice to have low ABV wine that is dry. Cheers!

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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