2016 Chateau de Lancyre Rose

Year: 2016
Appellation: Coteaux du Languedoc
Country: France
Vinous Media: 89
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$11.95

50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault.

"Brilliant orange-pink. Pungent red berries, dried flowers and a hint of candied lavender on the nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and orange zest flavors and a touch of fennel. Opens up slowly on the finish, which hangs on with good, red-fruit-dominated persistence." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Purchased in 1970 by the Durand and Valentin families, the Château was originally built in the 1500's, on the ruins of a 12th century fort. Records of winemaking date back to 1550! Lancyre is now viewed among the top estates of Pic Saint-Loup, which has justifiably garnered a reputation as the Languedoc's best wine district.

Tasting Notes:
A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish.

Serve With:
A rosé for year round drinking! Excellent on its own, it is also a great food wine - pair with hearty salads, grilled vegetables, kebabs, stuffed tomatoes or charcuterie.