Domaine de la Patience ‘From the Tank’ Rosé 2015

fromthetankrose

Consistently amazing, a nearly unmatched value Rosé from a small, organically farmed estate in Costières de Nîmes.

‘From the Tank’ is a collaboration between Jenny & François Selections and various small, natural artisan winemakers that focus on expressing their terroir. Jenny & François Selections is a New York based wine distributor founded in 2000. They focus on small vineyard wines and “winemakers who work like artisans, crafting a different wine each year. They do not impose a preconceived taste on their wines, but look to be surprised by what nature gives”.

Estate: This ‘From the Tank’ Rosé was made exclusively for Jenny & François Selections by Domaine de la Patience, located in the Costières de Nîmes in southeastern France. The family estate takes it name from “La Patience”, a wild aromatic herb that makes its home in the vineyards. Christophe Aguilar farms the 60 hectares of vines, the very same soil that his grandfather respectfully farmed 50 years ago.

Winemaking: The vineyards are certified organic. Grapes were sourced from 20+ year old Syrah vines and 40 year old Grenache vines, then aged in concrete vats with minimum sulfur added.

Tasting Notes: Pale coral pink in colour with aromas of peach, rain washed slate and the slightest trace of banana. Light peach, raspberry, clean minerals and lively acidity meet red grapefruit notes on the dry finish. Light, crisp and refreshing, this is everything you desire in a patio pounder* for the summer.

80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Vin de Pays du Pont du Gard
France
[Bottling information not available]
12-14% Alcohol
$22 [3L box equivalent to 4 750ML bottles]
Enjoy now

*Term acquired from my friend Brandon at the Cheese Traveler. Used with permission ☺

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