Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wine of the week, 9 June 2013

More wines will follow, but here's one for now. Rolle, aka vermentino, is such a good grape variety.  
2011 Caves D’Esclans Déesse Astrée, Vin de Pays du Var
Delicately fragrant; fresh pear and apple with a twist of clove; supple and creamy; gentle grapefruit acidity and a touch of salt on the finish. Delicious. 100% rolle. Sacha Lichine is the man behind D’Esclans – both caves and château and its line of famously expensive rosés. Patrick Léon, ex Mouton-Rothschild, oversees the winemaking. 13% abv. 
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