Costieres de Nimes, Rhone, France
Wine Enthusiast Best Buy, 89 points!
Domaine du Vistre Cuvee Gladiateur Rosé is a delicious dry rosé from the southern Rhone. Located in the southern end of the Gard department in the center of a triangle formed by the cities of Nimes, Montpellier (Hérault) and Arles (Bouches du Rhône), Vauvert is strategically located at the heart of the Petite Camargue. Domaine du Vistre, the estate of Remy Dupret, has been making wine for 6 generations in the south of France and the total property is 60 hectares. Remy uses an organic method to treat his vines. Instead of copper, he uses a spray made from local orange peels to protect against mildew and insects, and this keeps him from using herbicides & pesticides.
Domaine du Vistre Cuvee Gladiateur Rosé is a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. This lush medium-bodied rosé has aromas of melon, peach and even a touch of pineapple. On the palate the wine is refreshing with great acidity and a nice finish.
Enjoy Domaine du Vistre Rosé now and over the next 2-3 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.