2015 Chateau Des Deux Rocs Cabrieres Rose "Premices"
strawberry, vanilla, musk, currant, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, dust and leather
game, smoke, toast, tar, dust, dark fruit, spice box, cedar, vanilla, tobacco and red fruit
"The hills around the village of Cabrières in France’s Languedoc offer enormous potential for fine wine and have earned a reputation in particular for their lovely rosés. The key lies in the area’s stony vineyards, dominated by dark, flaky schist that combines with the high elevation to give wine of uncommon freshness for this southern latitude. This Cinsault-based rosé from Château des Deux Rocs is a relatively new addition to our portfolio, but longtime customers may recognize the name of winemaker Jean-Claude Zabalia, formerly of Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue. Deux Rocs is Jean-Claude’s new project, and his goal is to valorize the stunning terroir of Cabrières to produce wines of great typicity at bargain prices. The Prémices rosé, with its juicy grapefruit and wild strawberry notes along with hints of Mediterranean herbs, is the perfect summer quaffer. In the event of a one-bottle night, however, its food-pairing possibilities and ability to provide elemental pleasure make it a great choice year-round." Importer