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May 10, 2007 11:16 AM

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.