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Coteaux de Varois Rosé, Dom. la Colombe - 2018

Item # 26384 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Jubilant red strawberries jump from the glass on this cheerful rosé. The Coteaux Varois is a smaller appellation in the center of Provence. Composed of Cinsaut and Carignan growing in chalky soils, this ultra-fresh wine has fine structure and a fruity profile. A touch of grape tannins on the finish means this is great with a meal, especially alongside pesto, vegetables, herbed chicken, and prosciutto.


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Staff Pick Notes

Picnic? At home on the patio? Just relaxing? It looks like you should be drinking this pretty, super fresh, light, dry, easygoing rosé from Provence. If you're not then what are you waiting for? Côteaux de Varois Rosé, Domaine la Colombe will hit you with its aromas and flavors of strawberry, fresh-cut watermelon, and raspberry, finishing with a long lasting, mineral note on the palate. Very versatile in terms of food pairing, this kind of wine will pair with almost anything, from a a juicy burger to vegetables to seasoned chicken and pasta.

- MAC

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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Provence

Provence has some of the best vine-growing territory in the world, with a perfect Mediterranean climate tempered by the cooling effects of the sea. The region produces a broad range of wines, the majority of which pair effortlessly with the light, herb-infused cuisine of Provence.

Bandol, arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These...

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