2012 La Reine Juliette Rose
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar
"The blend is approximately 50-50 Grenache and Syrah from the hilly vineyard sites with red clay soils and garrigue, about 1 kilometer inland from the Thau Lagoon. This rosé is bright and juicy, with notes of watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, and minerality. A delicious and refreshing rosé for the summer!"
"Proprietor Guillaume Allies farms 35 hectares mostly planted to Picpoul which is the indigenous grape of this region of the Languedoc that is bordered by the Mediteranean Sea. This estate is located on the Via Domitia, the main Roman road linking Italy to Spain, along which viticulture was introduced to the Languedoc. The domaine name is derived from a Queen Juliette, who is reputed to have given her name to the site following her visit there."