Domaine de Nizas Les Pierres Blanches Rose 2016 Front Label
Domaine de Nizas Les Pierres Blanches Rose 2016 Front Label

Domaine de Nizas Les Pierres Blanches Rose 2016

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A soft fruity and fresh rosé with an appealing soft rose color and violet hints. Its bouquet develops intense aromas of red fruit, aniseed and candied violet notes. The palate is smooth, round and well balanced with a lingering finish.

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
I can see it now—this wine's soft pastel color, the translucent color of salmon nigiri, and a table overlooking the sidewalk below. Delicate, endearing, and fresh, the red-fruited 2016 Domaine de Nizas Les Pierres Blanches Rose is a beautiful example of what the Languedoc can produce. The wine—composed of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre—would provide a perfect pairing with fresh salmon sashimi. (Tasted: December 8, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
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Domaine de Nizas, France
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Located near the medieval village of Pézenas in the heart of the Languedoc region, Domaine de Nizas was established in 1998 by Franco-American agriculturist, John Goelet, a member of a distinguished family in Bordeaux. With Bernard Portet at his side, a fellow visionary in the world of wine rooted in respect for tradition, they shared a driving ambition to create great wines in exceptional terroirs. This led to the creation of Clos du Val in Napa Valley as well as Taltarni and Clover Hill in Australia. Portet identified the terroir around Pézenas as one of extraordinary promise. Individual plots which represented three different soil types, or terroirs, were acquired to create Domaine de Nizas which would allow them to craft high-quality artisanal wines that express the spirit of the Mediterranean. Portet then worked with the local team on a major replanting to match the right grape varietals to the different terroirs. In 2018 the iconic French winemaker François Lurton took the helm of all viticultural and winemaking activities

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An extensive appellation producing a diverse selection of good quality and great values, Languedoc spans the Mediterranean coast from the Pyrenees mountains of Roussillon all the way to the Rhône Valley. Languedoc’s terrain is generally flat coastal plains, with a warm Mediterranean climate and frequent risk of drought.

Virtually every style of wine is made in this expansive region. Most dry wines are blends with varietal choice strongly influenced by the neighboring Rhône Valley. For reds and rosés, the primary grapes include Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. White varieties include Grenache Blanc, Muscat, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Macabéo, Clairette, Piquepoul and Bourbelenc.

International varieties are also planted in large numbers here, in particular Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The key region for sparkling wines here is Limoux, where Blanquette de Limoux is believed to have been the first sparkling wine made in France, even before Champagne. Crémant de Limoux is produced in a more modern style.

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Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.

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