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Staff Pick

ROSE "Rosella" Deneufbourg - 2017

Item # 30579 750mL
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Bright and fragrant dry rosé from a family-run estate in the Roussillon region of the south of France. It opens up with a fruity bouquet and refreshes the palate with sour cherry and citrus flavors.


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Staff Pick Notes

Right now, this is my favorite rosé of the new season. It's different enough without being weird or funky. Deneufbourg is a small domiane in the Languedoc-Roussillon run by a wife-and-husband team, Corinne & Damien. They took over in 2009 and fully converted the vineyards to organic practice in 2013. This wine showcases the Marselan varietal, a hybrid of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Cab DNA for elegance and body and Grenache for high yields and heat resistance. Here you have a rarely-seen red grape being made as a rosé (blended with a little Muscat for floral aromas and freshness). On the palate, the bright, berried fruit sits alongside an earthy mineral streak making for a truly yummy rosé.

- JGM

About the Producer

Pollestres, Pyrénées Orientales Languedoc-Rousillon, France When Corinne and Damien Deneufbourg took over their family’s domaine, they deliberately decided to continue a tradition established by over four generations. Previously, as with other vignerons, the harvest was taken to the local co-op for vinification and bottling. Corinne and Damien decided to take this up on their own. With the...

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