Division Villages 2013 Auvergne Rosé of Gamay Noir, Washington, $17

By on June 11, 2014

division-villages-auvergne-rose-gamay-noir-2013-bottleA year ago, Thomas and Kate Monroe made only enough of their food-friendly rose to offer it on tap with their Southeast Wine Collective in Portland. There was enough of this year’s release from Willard Farms near Prosser, Wash., to make it into bottle. A third of the fruit, harvested at 23.5 Brix, spent time in a neutral Burgundy oak barrel and went through partial maloloactic fermentation. It’s perfumy with hints of strawberry lemonade, blood orange, apricot, lavender and cinnamon bark. The drink provides appeal with its lively and dry, bringing flavors of cantaloupe, dried strawberry and apricot. A refreshing midpalate and finish of cranberry makes it more delicious with even sip. These wines are distributed along the West Coast as well as Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Alberta and Ontario.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 60 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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