Spring is here and it’s time to talk about rosé. The up and coming Domaine de Cala is releasing two wines that aim to entice all rosé lovers. The winery is the new brainchild of Joachim Splichal, the man behind the acclaimed Patina Restaurant Group. Splichal started his culinary career in Provence and returning to produce wine is a dream come true.
The 2016 Rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle (French for Vermentino). It is a pale pink blossom color that sparkles in the light. Fresh floral aromas mingle with delicate lemon and peach on the nose. In the mouth, a savory mix of spices and fruit are found.
In the 2016 Prestige Rosé, Cinsault is left out to boost the proportions of Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle. Three months in oak also differentiate this wine from its sibling. Still quite light, it shines with a beautiful salmon color. Zesty grapefruit dances around richer notes of strawberry and cherry. These fruits carry over to the palate and are matched with a nimble yet silky mouthfeel.