Let's cut right to the point, shall we?
This delicious 2021 Rose of Syrah from the Southern France (the Languedoc, specifically, where Syrah thrives) is a stunning value at $12/bottle.
I purchased this wine last summer in shiner just shortly after it was bottled and, well, got quite the deal on it. The wine is here now and ready-to-ship.
It's showing beautifully and will go another 3-4 years under screwcap.
Load up for the Spring? Nah, its Rose All Day Year baby!
Why so inexpensive? Simple. Founded in 1733, Mas D'Arcay is the oldest wine estate in Saint Drezery region and has been bought and paid for many times over. Their La Nom de la Rose bottling is sourced from 35-year-old vines and, while it is a perennial presence on the wine lists of hundreds of French restaurants, it rarely makes it ashore here in the US.
Its BACK UP THE TRUCK time!
Rose petal and geranium florals, lots of peach, powdered strawberry and mandarin notes halo a spear of gunpowder-flecked minerality. Fleshy peach and delicate raspberry notes lend a generous and silky weight on the front of the palate evolving into a crisp refreshing finish with a lingering finish of nectarine and lavender nuanced over a citrusy, chalky framework. Fresh and pure, this wine is just beginning to unwind on the palate and punches waaaaay above it's stellar price point.
It'll continue to improve in the bottle over the next year or three so fear not the case purchase :-)
100% Syrah, 100% stainless steel ferment and ageing
35-year old vines, 100% estate. 12.5% alc 500 cases available READY-TO-SHIP