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peterlugerfan Aug 19, 2010 03:27 PM

Please recommend your favorite French Rose. Thanks!

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    Brad Ballinger RE: peterlugerfan Aug 19, 2010 08:43 PM

    Assuming you mean still wines (and not sparkling)...

    Charles Joguet Chinon Rose
    Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose
    Domaine Fontsainte "Gris de Gris," Corbieres Rose

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      zin1953 RE: peterlugerfan Aug 19, 2010 11:10 PM

      Also, presuming you mean still (non-sparking) wines . . . and in alphabetical order . . .

      From the Loire:
      Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé
      Domaine Raffault Chinon Rosé

      From Provence:
      Château Pibarnon Bandol Rosé
      Domaine Fontsainte "Gris de Gris" Corbieres Rosé
      Domaine Ott "Château de Selle" Côtes de Provence Rosé
      Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé
      Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé

      From the Rhône:
      Château de Ségriès Tavel Rosé
      Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé
      Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

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        bob96 RE: zin1953 Aug 19, 2010 11:23 PM

        Second--or third--the Fontsainte Corbières, a delicious value. Château Pourcieux from Provence is also a nice value, and suddenly it seems all over NYC.

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          Melanie Wong RE: bob96 Sep 15, 2010 02:49 PM

          A bottle of the Fontsainte got frozen by mistake last weekend.
          http://twitpic.com/2nzqjf
          Someone took it home, I'll have to ask how it showed after freezing. The cork pushed out about an inch and the frozen part in the neck was clear and looked like pure water.

      2. Bill Hunt RE: peterlugerfan Aug 22, 2010 07:45 PM

        Depending on where you are, many producers from Tavel, should work for you. Rather than list producers, some of whom you might not have available, I will issues a very broad rec.

        Good luck, and enjoy,

        Hunt

        1. njfoodies RE: peterlugerfan Aug 25, 2010 12:21 PM

          Check out the 2009 Château Barbanau, L’Instant, Côtes de Provence Rosé. At $15, it is a dead ringer for Tempier Bandol... -mJ

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            ChefJune RE: njfoodies Sep 10, 2010 10:21 AM

            <Check out the 2009 Château Barbanau, L’Instant, Côtes de Provence Rosé. At $15, it is a dead ringer for Tempier Bandol... >

            And you find that where? Is it mostly Mourvedre?

            When I'm splurging and can find it (not an easy combination to realize) I prefer Tempier Bandol Rose.

            Really love Mas de Gourgonnier's rose, but it's also increasingly difficult to find.

            No one's mentioned Lopez de Heredia's excellent Rosado. ;)

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              carswell RE: ChefJune Sep 10, 2010 10:43 AM

              «No one's mentioned Lopez de Heredia's excellent Rosado.»

              Prolly 'cuz the OP was asking for French rosé reccos, wot?

          2. SteveTimko RE: peterlugerfan Aug 25, 2010 03:48 PM

            The 2007 R. Dubois & Fils Bourgogne is one of the best roses I've had. It was $11 a bottle, so I believe it was a bleed off, to boot.
            Also a fan of several from Tavel and Bandol. More hits than misses there, it seems.

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              DMW RE: peterlugerfan Sep 9, 2010 01:50 PM

              I am partial to Commanderie de la Bergemone (from Provence)

              1. carswell RE: peterlugerfan Sep 9, 2010 02:43 PM

                Domaine Tempier's Bandol rosé
                Bruno Clair's Marsannay rosé
                Domaine d'Alzipratu's Cuvée Fiumeseccu rosé from Corse Calvi

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                  Melanie Wong RE: carswell Sep 15, 2010 02:55 PM

                  We had the 2009 Tempier rose' at a brasserie lunch on friday. Some years I feel that it's not worth the extra money. Not this time. Absolutely glorious in 2009 with perfect pitch.

                  Another lovely rose' from the region is Terrebrune Bandol, for a much lower cost than Tempier.

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                    bob96 RE: Melanie Wong Sep 15, 2010 03:25 PM

                    Mas de la Rivière is an excellent Bandol rosé, at much friendlier prices than the Tempier.

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