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Gamay from Domaine Sérol: Eclat de Granite

With notes of strawberries and dark red cherries, there’s just a kiss of stone dust. The palate is a soft, vinous caress that effortlessly seduces with seamless flavors of peak-of-the-season, red-ripe strawberries with just a hint of ripe cranberry brightness. The wine continues to a supple, mouthwatering, lingering finish. It’s just so damn good – and it goes with any food.

DOUG’S TRAVEL JOURNAL

Where the Hell is Doug Now?

At the foothills of the Massif Central, the 200 hectares of the AOP Côte Roannaise make up one of the very first delimited, appellations of the Loire Valley. The soil, a blend of granite and porphyry, and the temperate climate correspond perfectly to the local Gamay Saint-Romain grape. 

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César (left) and Michel Troisgros are co-owners of a few parcels of Sérol’s vineyards are meticulously maintaining the grapes and monitoring them to ensure they are at optimal maturity, at which time the bunches are harvested intact – by hand – for maceration.

Doug’s Discoveries

Doug’s Discoveries

Doug with Alain Roy of Domaine Alain Roy Montagny

It’s all about the wine

“Without a doubt, I’m the hardest working wine professional in the market today, and I say that without any sense of conceit,” Rosen says. “In many cases, I’m the first person to bring these great wine makers to America’s attention.”

*What the heck is schist? A metamorphic rock derived mostly from clay, but it can be made from several other rocks. Schist is a soft rock that flakes and breaks easily. The soil forces roots deep into the ground, getting a notion of terroir or mineral focus. Schist holds the heat of the day and releases it back during the night and is one of the key rock types in certain fine European vineyard areas. Many of Germany’s greatest Rieslings grow in the bare schist of the Mosel and Rhine valleys, while most vines in Portugal’s Douro valley and Spain’s Priorat and France’s Faugères regions gnarl up out of a stony schist.

From the Start, Only the Best.

Doug’s interest in wine started back in the ’80s

Doug Rosen is not your average wine retailer. He has been curating fine wines since he was 21 and has been working with some winemakers for three generations. “I’m known internationally as a retailer who works as an importer,” says Rosen, who co-owns Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington, Va., and Arrowine and Spirits in Washington, D.C.

From the Start, Only the Best.

Doug taking a day off from his studies at George Washington University to hang out at the Tidal Basin, Washington DC in 1976.