Domaine du Dragon Rosé Grand Cuvée Côtes de Provence 2021
WINERY: Domaine du Dragon
WINEMAKER: Aurelien Fournier
REGION: FRANCE • Provence • Draguignan
APPELLATION: Côtes de Provence AOC
BLEND: 27% Grenache, 34% Cinsault, 23% Mourvédre, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah
VINEYARDS: Much of the estate’s vineyard terraces were replanted in the 1990s to improve clonal selection, vine density and the mix of grape varieties. Soils are rich in gravel and limestone—part of the Triassac plateau of the Haut Pays—unusually mineral terroir for the region.
AGE OF VINES: 20 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fruit is pressed directly (rosé de pressurage) and fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in tank.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Delicate pink color. Strawberries and light pepper. Textured and fruity, with flavors of red plums, lemon zest, raspberries.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Sweet/spicy Asian cuisines; barbecue