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Côtes du Rhône Rosé

The Guigal family has made serious rosé wines since the 1940s, and their Côtes du Rhône Rosé, like all their Côtes du Rhône wines, is humble in name only.  The wine bursts with irresistable fresh red fruits, and yet is also long and satisfying.  Because of its quality and body, it's a rosé that you can bring to the table, and do so all year long: it is a rosé that offers both refreshment and pleasure.
The Guigals work with fruit specifically grown to make superior rosé wines, grown on soils that are predominantly either clay limestone or pebbles and alluvia.  And the handling in the winery is to create a wine of complex flavors, texture and structure.  The wine, in fact, is handled in the same way as their far more limited Tavel rosé, the single top appellation in France for rosé.  The key is a masterful maceration followed by a long, cool fermentation that because of the quality of the grapes brings an array of fruit, mineral and even a touch of spice notes, as well as both an appetizing fleshiness and a frame that carries the wine along. 
   
Côtes du Rhône Rosé bottle