Fresh and bright with a pale pink/salmon color reminiscent
of a Côtes de Provence Rosé or perhaps even a Vin Gris from
Burgundy. Hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, apple
blossom, and the barest whiff of spearmint. Palate is quite
dry and zesty with pale red fruits, blood orange, citrus, and a
lean yet supple finish. But what is most compelling about the
wine is its elegance. We deployed far less skin contact than in
years past, and in this instance, less is truly more. Delicious
today but will develop added richness and aroma with an
additional 6-12 months of bottle age.
"The 2010 Vin Gris de Cigare, the finest dry rose he has yet produced, is a blend of 71% Grenache, 16% Roussanne, 11% Grenache Blanc and 2% Mourvedre. Aged in both stainless steel and barrel, it is a dead-ringer for a Bandol rose (even though it has only 2% Mourvedre). Abundant aromas of lavender, flowers, cranberries and cherries are followed by crisp, fresh, lively flavors. Move quickly to purchase this super value as there are only 3,300 cases. "
The Wine Advocate