François Ducrot Solange 2020
Producer: François Ducrot
This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s September 2021 box, curated by sommeliers Chloe Grigri and Kaitlyn Caruke. Join Eater Wine Club today!
Tasting notes on the wine:
"This flirty, fun rosé is made from 100 percent merlot (because yes, we do love merlot, and yes, it can be more than a buttoned-up Bordeaux). Think Aperol-grapefruit spritz, sans bubbles; or South of France strawberries plucked off the vine, fresh rosemary sprigs, and a bouquet of wild white flowers. Drink this wine day or night — we typically start with a rosé over a few aperos enjoyed al fresco (lupini beans and Castelvetrano olives on any deck, terrace, backyard, or patch of concrete). Undoubtedly, we will make our way back to a similar-hued wine by the end of the night!” — Chloe & Kaitlyn
About the winemaker:
"François Ducrot, whose vineyard is nestled in the Languedoc, is a friend to many. His Solange rosé is an example of what the wine world refers to as a ‘negoce’ wine. What does this mean? It means he finds organic farmers that are growing beautiful fruit, buys from them, and makes wine! There is a small town 45 minutes west of Montpellier called Aspiran where many organic farmers were selling fruit to co-ops to make big-label bulk wines, and getting zero credit for their work in the vineyards. Ducrot swept in, and voila! He showcases grapes with integrity and the people and terroir behind them." — Chloe & Kaitlyn