Domaine de Cala Classic Rosé Magnum 1pk 2019
Founded by Joachim Splichal, chef and founder of Patina Restaurant Group, Domaine de Cala continues 60 years of rosé production on the land, now stretching across more than 240 ha with a 50 ha vineyard. Located in Brignoles, within the higher-elevated Coteaux Varois appellation of Provence, Domaine de Cala calls on world-renowned Winery Consultant, Stéphane Derenoncourt, and expert rosé Winemaker, Bruno Tringali, to express the distinct character of the winery’s terroir, climate, and vines.
Domaine de Cala Classic Rosé 2019
So pale, almost a white wine style of rosé, if you take my meaning. A lighter style, cool and refreshing with a distinct chalkiness to texture and a gentle acid crunch. Flavours are of fresh peach with some fennel and mandarin, and maybe a bit of earth/smokiness in there too. Finish is lively. Good drinking here.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (January 2021)