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Rose 2006

It's that time of year again. For that past couple of years, I've been digging Dom Gour de Chaule from Gigondas. Dry, full body and absolutely tasty. Does anybody have any rec's for another Rose that would be similar?

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  1. My husband just brought home a Wine Spectator issue that featured roses on the cover. I've enjoyed the Muga rose. Rose wines are one of the few things I enjoy about summer!

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I saw that issue of Spectator and was all excited that the magazine was doing a feature on something current in wine but alas my hopes were dashed when the the wines they wrote up were almost all 2005's! I've been sampling my way through the 2006's and have found quite a few yummy offerings. You might try L'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc and Domaine Sorin Terra Amata Cotes de Provence...really food friendly.

    2. Try 2006 Domaine de la Mararine...same importer as Domaine Gour de Chaule.

      1. 2006 Edmonds St. John "Bone-Jolly"
        2006 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel
        2006 Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes-du-Rhônes Rosé
        2006 Château de Ségriès Tavel
        2006 Château de Ségriès Côtes-du-Rhônes Rosé

        1. Haven't had a Gigondas rose but you should try Il Mimo, made from 100% Nebbiolo. Wonderful bitter edge with some black pepper and licorice accents, bright cherry and cranberry fruit.

          1. Here's another: 06 Pago del Vicario Petit Verdot Rosado. This is a dry, aromatic (lavendar), tangy and fruity rose, unique and unusual wine from La Mancha (vino de la Tierra de Castilla).

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            1. re: kenito799

              Domaines de Fonsaintes Gris de Gris (Corbieres), from Kermit Lynch, is restrained, balanced, and incredibly delicious.

              1. re: obob96

                2nd rec for the Fonsaintes. I can even say that the 2005 is still drinking quite lovely as well, little drier than the 06 but both are wonderful

                  1. re: zin1953

                    4th but also look for the Ch grande cassagne; I think it is imported by rob't kacher

                    1. re: ibstatguy

                      Domaine St. Eugenie, also imported by Robert Kacher, is quite good as well.

            2. Domaine Ott is the best and Bastianich has a great rose too!

              1. Y'all are my soulmates - you really are! It's great to find other rose lovers on this board.

                Has anyone ever tried Domaine Jean Fournier Marsannay rose? Last Thanksgiving (2006), I bought a 2004 - I was worried that it would be too old, but the wine store assured me that it was fine, and they were right! I loved it. Almost as good as my all-time favorite rose, Domaine Tempier Bandol. And much cheaper - the Dom. JF was $11 (on sale).


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                1. re: AnneInMpls

                  I've had the Audoin Marsannay rose and it was terrific' will look for the Fournier on your recc

                2. The Spanish Wine Blog Catavino had a rose tasting in April. Lots of good recs, all in English, and there are examples of Spanish, French, and US roses. Check out the posts in their forum at: http://tinyurl.com/yvngpc

                  1. Here's my favorite rose so far this year, and my favorite Spanish rosado to date:
                    06 Bodegas Estancia Piedra Rosado from Toro, 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) $9.47 at PJWine

                    Brilliant gorgeous magenta color. Complex nose of black cherry and tar/asphalt. Fresh bright strawberry up front, then spicy, peppery cherry with a long finish, bitter edge. Wonderfully dry.