Dept. 66 by Orin Swift - Fragile Rose 2016

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Vin de Pay des Cotes Catalanes Produced and bottled by Dept. 66, Maury, France Fragile is our rosé from the Department 66 winery in Maury, France. Inspired by the venerable wines of the s outhern Mediterranean, it is made utilizing traditional methods . Sourced from sixty – one hundred year old vines , we were able to capture supreme concentration and layered flavor components . Further, the domain offers very low yield s due in la rge part to a particular micro - climate, prevailing mountain wind s from the Pyrenees - Orientals, and the famous black, schistous soils. A long, complex fermentation in stainless steel was closely maintained with supportive cooling measures to capture the unique minerality of the region , as wells a s bright fruit nuances and vivacity. Winemaker ’ s notes A guise of p ale rhubarb saturates the glass in a provocative way. Tempting floral arom atics are evident with rose hips and crushed petals that frame a candied , summer berry core. Opening with tenacity, ripe , wild stra wberries prevail along with Cara Cara orange, juicy watermelon, and a pleasing mid - palate of tangy, white peach. These flavors are buttressed with warm stone accents compliments of the volcanic s o ils the grapes hail from and a snap of mouthwatering acidity. Blend Predominantly , a blend of Grenache with small percentages of Syrah, and Carignan Maturation Stainless steel Alc/Vol 15.3 %