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Rose, 2018. Les Barrabans

Rose, 2018. Les Barrabans

Item #: R0619R2IF
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Rose
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Luberon, France
Color: Rosey Pink
Nose: Generous Fruit
Palate: Fresh Red Berries
Finish: Crisp and Dry
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2021/Seafood, Light Meats, Vegetarian/12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Rose sales across the America are on the rise. It is only fitting. This style wine has been a mainstay in Europe for hundreds of years, so it's no wonder it has become very popular across the United States. Not only has Rose's popularity grown worldwide, there is a proliferation of unique Roses coming from all corners of the wine world: Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy and Corsica.

Though the traditional French appellation for Rose is the Provence, the Cotes du Rhone is no stranger to the pink elixir. Particularly since the grapes used to make Rose in the competing regions are of the same varietals.

The wine trade in the Luberon dates back over 5,000 years. It was greatly contributed to by the Romans. What is interesting is that the actual A.O.C. for the appellation was not granted until 1988.

Our selection, Les Barrabans ("the barbarians," in French), is a fusion of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Vermentino, Carignan and Cinsault; any wonder as to why there is a unique complexity to this wine? What is also interesting about this wine.0 grams/liter of sugar; in other words, that fresh, crisp fruit impression is just that: fruit impressions.

Serve slightly chilled in a white wine glass. Typically Roses do not age well. However, because of its acidic backbone, our selection will be perfectly fine 12 months from now. Serve as a chilled aperitif or with white cream sauce dishes.

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