Rosé, Grenache Rouge, Dourakis
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Rosé, Grenache Rouge, Dourakis - 2021

Item # 45915 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A magical pink wine from the western area of Chania on the historic island of Crete. This is a rosé wine made from the Grenache Rouge grape variety. Pale in color with gorgeous, berried, fruity aromas and a dry finish. Quite a match with Greek salad with a spinach and cheese pie.


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Staff Pick Notes

Although I'm a firm believer in drinking rosés all year long, in the sizzling heat of summer there is no question that a cool glass of something pink has an undeniable pull. There is an ease and effortlessness about it that conjures up romantic notions of Mediterranean life. In this case, the setting is Crete where they've been making wine since the time of the Minoans (3000 BC), Dourakis winery is in the western part of the island and sits against a backdrop of stunningly beautiful mountains. The family is committed to growing grapes organically and letting the place speak through the grapes. Their rosé is 100% Grenache rouge, which produces a dry, vibrant, salmon-colored wine with gorgeous strawberry and apricot notes. It's easy to drink on it's own, but has enough weight to pair nicely with food like Greek salads or mezze. Yamas!

- ALM

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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