Many years ago, Melissa and I traveled to the south of France and fell in love with each other. That’s the important part of that story but a little side effect of that trip was the discovery of dry, Provençal rosé.
Of course, when we got back to the States and got up on our soapboxes to proclaim the wonder of this wine, all we got were crickets….our market was still stuck on white zin when it came to pink wine.
Of course, a lot has changed since the 90’s including the bucket loads of Gassier’s Esprit Rose that we’ve enjoyed vintage in and vintage out for just under twenty bucks a bottle.
But one wine we’ve never offered is the estate’s flagship rose. Why not? Because its best price is usually about thirty bucks a bottle and that just seems too high for Provincial rose even if it does have a glowing 92 point review from Vinous.
But today we have Gassier’s Pas du Moine Rose – the best price I could find online was $27.99, but today, ours beats that by a mile.
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92 Points, Vinous
Brilliant salmon skin. Highly perfumed, mineral- accented aromas of fresh berries, citrus and pit fruits and a suave floral note. Silky and focused on the mouth, offering juicy nectarine, strawberry and blood orange flavors that show fine clarity and tension. Deepens on a very long, lively finish, that leaves a repeating floral note behind.
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a rich, raspberry-flavored wine, full of vibrant acidity and fruitiness. Freshness contrasts with the wine’s ripeness and generous structure. Drink from late 2020.