Domaine la Colombette, Grenache Rosé

€13.99

This is a cracker of a wine and you are strongly advised to get to know it.

The winery first made it because their grandmother loved the flavour of Grenache when it was cooled, so they made her a rosé and they now say that, given her health, it must be a wine that keeps you young.

These guys are lovely people to boot; ever-so slightly toward the eccentric end of enthusiastic, they make really bright, fresh and engaging wines that are always a representation of the family's view of the vineyards, rather than any adherence to local codes of governance or appellation laws. This allows more freedom, should they want it, and under the Vin de Pays and now Vin de France laws, pretty much anything can go. But that doesn't mean they don't care! This wine has won more awards than any other that they make and they enter it every year for prestigious competitions - it's won Judge's Favourite in its category for 10 consecutive vintages in the Paris wine fair... And they also tackle the "summer only" tag hat rosés often wear, saying that this wine is an important part of the estate's whole image and is something (not just granny) that they drink year round. It's especially good with tapas and grilled meats.

Made in both rosé manners, grapes from the young vines are gently pressed, while grapes from older vines are crushed and the colour from the skins simply bleeds off into the juice. It sounds gory, but the results are anything-but.

Region: Languedoc

Country: France

Grape(s): Grenache

Style: Medium-Light, Fresh, Elegant, Bright

Best food matches: Seafood, Salads, Aperitif

Alcohol: 11.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.