2016 Domaine la Colombe Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé SKU #1297547

$11.99

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Tasting 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. An exceptional vintage for the region, 2016 started with a pretty severe drought, with little to no water during the growing season. This led to very concentrated berries on the vines, high in extract but also acidity. Fortunately a little rain arrived just before the end of the growing season, keeping the vines from shutting down and allowing the grapes to reach their phenolic ripeness. For those who felt 2015 was a little too much on the soft and fruity side, you will find a lot to like in 2016. The wines are showing more lifted fruit and fresh acidity.

Staff Reviews

  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    6/9/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A staff summer favorite from vintage to vintage! The nose is bright and floral with notes of honeycomb. The palate is full of fresh berries and watermelon while still showing its floral side. It is dry with clean minerality and bright citrus acidity reminding me of pink grapefruit. Perfect to enjoy on a warm summer day or at an evening barbecue!
  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    5/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine embodies summer! A beautiful nose, enveloped with fresh herbs like chervil as well as watermelon and grapefruit. The texture on the palate is quite wonderful, with a slight creaminess and round mouthfeel. Accented with flavors of strawberry, the latest vintage from Colombe is the perfect summer sipper; great on its own as an aperitif or with light food fare
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    4/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is our favorite daily drinker. It is hard to beat this exceptional value for its fleshy flavors of strawberry, Pink Lady apples and fresh-cut watermelon. Its expressiveness says, I can drink rosé with anything from Tuesday night tacos to a classy Niçoise salad to a roast chicken from my favorite rotisserie place. The Colombe is easily their best release yet with its expression of fruit and lovely structure.

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