Mas Jullien Rosé Wrap-up

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Olivier Jullien‘s rosé, from the craggy high-altitude vineyards of the Terrasses du Larzac, sits alongside Chateau Pradeaux and Chateau Simone in that very slim category of rosés that improve and develop with a few years of bottle age. Whereas, saignée rosés sometimes suffer from heaviness and unnecessary fruit weight, Olivier’s offers the same fresh, lifted minerality and ringing purity as his red wines. Made from 50% Cinsault, 30% Mourvèdre, and 20% Carignan, this 2016 is muscular but fleet of foot, with an acidity that’s woven into the overall complexity of the wine rather than rattlingly nervy. A cleansing, tonic, quinine character keeps the palate fresh and kinetic, and the finish is a laser beam of bright red fruit that fades gradually and elegantly.

-Clarke

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