The 2018 Rose wines are slowly arriving in the USA, but by no means does this mean that the 2017s are any less desireable. In some cases they may be even more.
Take the 2017 Domaine Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Rose, made from 100 percent Cinsault that has its roots in Chateauneuf du Pape. Grown in the Languedoc in the gentle rolling hills around Pezenas, in the village of Magalas, the Bruno Lafon and Sylvie Legros made blushing pink wine is a delight as much as it is a bargain at $14.00 or so.
As a long time buyer of all wines Magellan that we can find in the USA, the wines from the small property are some of the freshest, fruit forward and most complex produced in the region. They are also amazing bargains in an era of where Rhone wine prices are skyrocketing.
The 2017 edition of the Defendu Rose offers up a lovely bright raspberry and blueberry bouquet and flavor, a hint of herbal garrigue spice, long, lush, almost never ending, thirst quenching berries, all the while not being sweet, cloying or even remotely heavy.
That’s why the 2017 Domaine Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Rose is today’s WineSider’s Wine of The Day!!