VIGNERONS du MONT VENTOUX
Cuvee des Trois Messes Basses Rosé, Ventoux, 2016 ($9.99)
A blend of 60% Grenache , 20% Cinsault, and 20% Carignan from vines grown for rose wines only on the southern slopes at 200 – 580 meters up Mont Ventoux on soils of decomposed hard limestone and ancient alluvium; destemmed, short maceration in self emptying stainless steel vats, free run added to juice of gentle pressing with pneumatic press, 3 week fermentation in stainless steel vats, no malolactic, Bottled after a few months in tank. Salmon-pink color with good legs; dry, light-bodied with fresh acidity and very light phenolics. Clean fresh and fruit forward Rhoney-Rosé offering red fruit, dust, bublegum dust, and a bit of spice. Fresh enough for the beach but has just enough umph to serve with food. BearScore: 89+.