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Premium Rose Twin Pack in Wooden Box

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Premium Rose Twin Pack in Wooden Box
Producer International Fine Wines
Country France
Product Code BOX-15

Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussière Rosé 2020
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2020


From a two-hectare plot planted for this purpose 30 years ago, Mellot crafts one of France’s more profound examples of the rosé genre. 100% Biodynamic Pinot Noir from one of the great terroirs of the Loire Valley, this is considerably more intense and vinous than most of its peers. The grapes were pressed very slowly and only the free run juice used. The wine was vinified in both concrete cuve (for cut) and large conical wooded vats (for texture—of which this beautiful wine has in spades). 

Pibarnon’s distinctive, organic, 60:40 Mourvèdre and Cinsault blend was drawn from the estate’s stunning amphitheatre of terraces set amid the pine-covered hilltop of La Colline du Télégraphe. This is Bandol’s highest vineyard (at 300 metres above the Baie de Bandol) and it enjoys the freshness and cool nights of the altitude as well as the moderating sea breezes. It’s not only the elevation and proximity to the sea that makes this vineyard so special. A peculiar soil type predominates, les marnes bleues; this uncommon and highly chalky, blue-tinted clay, rich in microfossils, is prized for its low pH, water-retentive properties and its influence on a wine’s freshness and structure. 


Premium Rose Twin Pack in Wooden Box

Reviews

(Pibarnon 2020) “Shimmering salmon skin. Powerful cherry, raspberry, pit fruit and lavender aromas, along with blood orange and succulent herb flourishes. Stains the palate with mineral-accented red berry, bitter cherry, white peach, orange pith and floral pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and spicy lift. In a powerful style, but it comes off lithe and precise. Shows powerful thrust on an impressively long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the peach and blood orange notes.”
93 points, Josh Reynolds, Vinous

Reviews

(Pibarnon 2020) “Shimmering salmon skin. Powerful cherry, raspberry, pit fruit and lavender aromas, along with blood orange and succulent herb flourishes. Stains the palate with mineral-accented red berry, bitter cherry, white peach, orange pith and floral pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and spicy lift. In a powerful style, but it comes off lithe and precise. Shows powerful thrust on an impressively long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the peach and blood orange notes.”
93 points, Josh Reynolds, Vinous

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