2015 Domaine la Colombe Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé

SKU #1252854 Vinous

 Pale orange. Aromas of tangerine, strawberry and white peach are energized by a hint of white pepper. Clean and racy on the palate, offering fresh red berry and pit fruit flavors and a subtle hint of succulent herbs. Closes taut and nervy, showing good focus and length and lingering spiciness. (JR)  (6/2016)

Wine Enthusiast

 This is an immediately attractive, fresh wine with red-currant and clementine-zest flavors. With its light, dancing character, it jumps out of the glass, full of fruit and with a delicious refreshing aftertaste. (RV)  (7/2016)

K&L Notes

Domaine de la Colombe is based in the village of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, located at elevations between 900 and 1,300 feet. The terroir includes clay-limestone soils in combination with sandier soils in the valley.

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
Very much a Provençal rosé in its lightness, and approachability. It also has what most people consider the "Provence light salmon color". It is fruity but completely dry!

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2016 | Send Email
Here is a best-seller and no-brainer that over-delivers every vintage, but really notched things up a bit in the exceptional 2015 vintage. This is juicy, fruity, spicy, amazingly fresh and super palate-cleansing.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2016 | Send Email
Made from Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah using cold-press and temperature controlled fermentation methods, this rosé is a beautiful expression of Provence. Bright, focused flavors of strawberry, melon, white cherries and acacia blossom lead into an easy, dry and crisp finish. Oh, and it has a VERY reasonable price! A must-buy if you enjoy rosé!

By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/29/2016 | Send Email
Provence produces a panoramic profusion of elegant rosés, all an expression of the soul and of course, the soils and climate of each region. Domaine la Colombe hails from the newest appellation of Coteaux Varois, sheltered by limestone hills between the larger regions of Côtes de Provence and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Made from Grenache, Cinsault and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, this alluring, aromatic rosé projects flavors of bright red fruit, nectarine, mandarin and spice, and finishes with verve and clarity. A delicious aperitif and food wine, and definitely one to drink all summer long.
Top Value!

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/25/2016 | Send Email
Capturing the essence of Varois, this is a silky and mineral driven style. Polished with fresh fruit but not overt flavors, It has a wonderful texture that will keep people coming back for more.

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Rhone Blends

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France

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Provence

- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.