Revealing Rosé: VIGNERONS du MONT VENTOUX Cuvee Trois Messes Basses Rose, 2016

It’s that time of year. The heat and humidity is up and life slows down a bit. We are solidly in Rosé season. Here’s my second in what will be a steady dose of Rosé picks over the next few weeks.

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+.

Mont Ventoux Vineyards

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