Grapelive: Wine of the Day October 22, 2018

2017 Domaine de Sulauze, Rosé “Pomponette” Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France.
​Karina and Guillaume Lefevre’s Domaine de Sulauze in Provence makes some beautiful wines and one of their best is their Pomponette Rosé Coteaux d’Aix en Provence which is crafted from about 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Vermentino (or Rolle). Made via direct press, the Pomonette is made in the vineyard to be Rosé, it’s a non saignee dry pink with a vibrant personality, but with vivid and round flavors that expand on the palate and give a rich mouth feel and the layers unfold with an elegant seamless sensation and a depth of character. This 2017 is best vintage yet for this Pomonette Rosé, it’s intense and nervy with great detailing and the finish is just amazing, I seriously think this is on par with Domaine Tempier and certainly better than 90% of whats out there! Bright and zingy with loads of mineral and with a pretty pale orange/pinkish hue in the glass the Domaine de Sulauze Pomponette Rosé, imported by Floraison Selections, bristles with verve showing a kiss of ruby grapefruit, orange rind along with tart strawberry, sour cherry and faint watermelon fruits as well as bitter herb, spice, chalky and wet stones a trace of floral tones. This cooly crisp Rosé gains depth and texture with air, this is serious stuff, complex and complete in a way few Rosé wines ever achieve, drink this beauty over the next year or so, great with an array of foods and cuisines, it holds up to more robust dishes with ease.
($21 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive