The 2012 Dianthus is cranberry in color, with an expressive nose of watermelon rind, rose petals, plum, and mineral. The mouth is rich but vibrant, with flavors of wild strawberry, pomegranate, plum and lime, and a long, rich finish that is both fresh and spicy. Pair it with Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, preparations with garlic and olive oil... or just enjoy it outside on a sunny day.
Blend: 60% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 15% Counoise
"A rose with a backbone, offering a bright pink color and aromas of strawberry and smoke, with flavors of dried cherry, melon and spice that finish with a touch of tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Counoise. "
"The 2012 Rose Dianthus boasts gorgeous depth and plenty of textural richness to fill out its broad shoulders. Cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and floral notes meld together on the long, resonant finish. Far from an easygoing wine, the Dianthus has more than enough stuffing to stand up to just about anything. Although it is a great summer drinker, the Dianthus is much more versatile than a simple warm weather quaffer."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni