2008 Mas Carlot Rose

Long Weekend Special Price: $99 case

2008 Mas Carlot Rose Vin de Pays D’Oc
Rose; other red varietal; Other France;
$10.29
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SOLID CASE 2008 MAS CARLOT ROSE
$99.00
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The last time I picked a Rose for a Sunday Email Staff Pick, it was the 2008 Touraine Rose from Domaine Corbillieres. Delicate and nuanced, and sadly sold out; I am now on to another rose. The 2008 Rose from Mas Carlot leans away from a more restrained style of Rose and instead embraces a vivacious, exuberant approach. It is composed of Grenache, Syrah and is rumored to have a small dollop of Mourvedre. The Carlot Rose had me at hello– I mean first sniff. I’ve said many times before to customers who visit the store that it smells and tastes of macerated wild strawberries seeped in mineral. It is so cheerful, so full of perky fruit flavors that I perpetually keep a cold one in the fridge. Not a week has gone by this summer without at least one bottle consumed at my household. It has taken me years of drinking Rose to finally admit aloud that I especially like ones that revere the fruit. I understand and appreciate the delicate ones, see above, but it’s the ones that celebrate bright sunny flavors that make me happiest. Bear in mind that the finish on the Mas Carlot Rose is dry, so please do not equate my repeated mention of intense fruit with a sweet finish. This Rose is the ideal poolside, weekend-getting-away, big party, staycation wine. Never turning down a gracious offer of backyard veggies, I am hooked on the combination of Provencal vegetable Tians served with the Carlot Rose. Never competing, always complimenting, it is a textbook example of a Provencal Rose.
Mas Carlot began with the 1998 vintage with young Natalie Blanc-Mares at the helm. 10 vintages and 4 children later, Natalie continues to make wines that cherish fruit, have soft edges and are pure. How ever does she do it? I am impressed. My own attempt at modern life juggling career and family just leaves me overwhelmed. My only child started Kindergarten this week. I remembered the long nights walking up and down the hallway comforting my screaming infant, wondering to myself, when will this end? And presto, she’s off to school. I can’t believe it. Another blink of the eye and she’ll be off to college. Time is precious, so remember to treat yourself with good company, healthy food and tasty wine! Anya Balistreri
SOLID CASE 2008 MAS CARLOT ROSE
$99.00
Add to Cart
THAT’S ONLY $8.25 A BOTTLE!
2008 Mas Carlot Rose Vin de Pays D’Oc
Rose; other red varietal; Other France;
$10.29
Add to Cart
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