I first tried Domaine du Poujol’s rosé some 10 years ago…..it was then, as it is now, one of the best coming out of the Languedoc and could definitely be considered one of the best produced around. Robert and Kim Cripps have been living and making wine at this site, since the mid-90′s.
A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan, what sets it apart is the deep concentration of fresh red berry fruit and the tons and tons of watermelon. I grabbed it yesterday afternoon at Kermit Lynch’s shop for $16, repeat SIXTEEN DOLLARS most of the California sweet bombs, masquerading as dry rosé are above the 20 buck mark.
Had it with some steamed, marinated mahi mahi with pickled carrot, mint & cucumber salad on the side.
Find this wine, it’s worth the search.