Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Domaine Tempier Rosé Bandol, France.
The 2010 vintage is intense and bright with all the stuffing you’d expect from this tasty dry Rosé with raspberry essence, strawberry, watermelon and red citrus fruit layers plus fresh acidity, depth, rocky mineral and nice texture. This Rosé is artisan crafted from hand picked grapes that consist of 50% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 2% Carignan, then three techniques are used to make the rosé: direct press, short maceration, and saignée (5%) then the cuvee is aged in cuve for 6 to 8 months before bottling. This is a sexy and exciting wine and could be the greatest summer wine of the vintage! Just wish the price was more easy on the wallet…
($38 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($37)