2011 Montirius "Perle de Rosée" Vacqueyras Rosé (Previously $19)

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"We gave it this name because in the mouth it has the freshness of a dewdrop at the break of day," says Montirius, the impeccable fifth-generation estate of the Saurel family, a leading producer of Vacqueyras and Gigondas wines in the southern Rhone Valley. Vacqueyras has been called "an up and coming star in the southern Rhone" by Robert Parker, and we recently added the superb, biodynamically farmed wines of Montirius to our Direct Import program to give you a chance to get your hands on these wines. We feel that these wines are a step above in elegance and craft for the price. The rosé, for instance, is made from pressed grapes picked early and especially for making a rosé wine, from a plot that the Saurels believe contains the right indigenous yeast to ferment it naturally. The 2011 "Perle de Rosée" was hailed as "a magnificent rosé, one of the best this year" by Sweden's leading wine magazine, Livets Goda. 13% abv.

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Staff Image By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/20/2013 | Send Email
Montirius' Perle de Rosée reminds me of a Bandol Rosé; a substantial and serious wine that nonetheless charms the palate with those lovely nunances of sunny south of France fruit. Crushed red berries and mineral nunances make this pink a great vinous choice to pair at your next Provencal inspired meal. Grilled snapper, zucchini and eggplant tian or tuna rillettes with a hunk of baguette work great.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 13