Dune Gris de Gris 2017 

 June 12, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Sable de Camargue, France


Cost: ~$10

Jess - 3.5/5

Travis -3.5/5

Rosé, not something I know too much about based on the bad experience of growing up with a mom that drank nothing but cheap white zinfandel. I decided that it was time to figure out what rosé is all about.

I picked up a handful of moderately priced bottles from different places, made from different varietals and Dune Gris de Gris was one that made it into the shopping cart.

Dune Gris de Gris

Missed taking the picture before we opened the bottle!

Winemaker Notes:

"The Gris, Gris de Gris and Rosé: our specialty, represent 94% of our production. A Gris is a wine with a very light tint.  The gris de gris wines, very much in the majority, perfectly reflect the terroir through their pale salmon color, their elegance on the palate and their freshness. The aromas are expressed with nuance and delicacy, like the surrounding Camargue landscapes"

~ Vins Sable de Camargue

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Dune (Caveau Les Sablons)
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Varietal/Blend: Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan

Tasting Notes:

Crisp, refreshing, pale salmon rosé with decent acid and not too sweet.  Aromas of grapefruit, white peach, and a hint of strawberry.  Tart citrus flavors in the finish.

Though we enjoyed this wine on a hot, Florida afternoon without any snacks, it would likely pair well with lighter food choices.  I did find the second glass less appealing as I think the acid was a bit much with out food.

A nice salad with some salmon and a creamy dressing or some lighter pork or chicken would probably balance out the acidity.  I probably wouldn't buy the DUne Gris de Gris again, but that is because I tend to prefer rosés that are a bit sweeter.

Are you looking for other moderately priced great wines? Check out our list of great wines under $25!

Tell me a Rosé you think I should try!  We'll add it to the list for another Wine Down Wednesday!

Dune Gris de Gris Pin 2

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

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