2011 Chateau de Lancyre Rose

Year: 2011
Appellation: Coteaux du Languedoc
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 90
Rosé Wine
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"This rosé is plush and rich, filled with flavors of ripe apple, pear and peach that are accented by smoky notes. A spiced melon note lingers on the creamy finish. Drink now. 7,080 cases made." (WS)

"($18) (50% syrah, 40% grenache and 10% cinsault): Light, bright pink. Red berry and fresh herb aromas, along with a pronounced smoky quality and building minerality. Bright and focused on the palate, showing very good depth to its redcurrant, strawberry and anise flavors. Closes with lingering rose and anise notes." (IWC)

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.

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