David’s Pick: 2017 Domaine les Gryphées Beaujolais Rosé, $14.99

One last gasp of rosé for one last gasp of summer, this one from the father and son team of Pierre and Guillaume Durdilly who are counted among the top few winemakers in the Moulin-à-Vent region of Beaujolais. Made from 100 percent Gamay, the grapes come from a vineyard with soils of granite and clay that’s littered with “gryphées or seashell fossils that crush underfoot as you walk among the vines. Those vines are 50 years old on average, and the unique terroir adds a mineral complexity to the suave wines of this Domaine. The aromas here are redolent (damn, I hate that pretentious word, but felt obliged to use it at least once in my life) of strawberry and raspberry with touches of rose petal and crushed stone. The smooth, medium bodied palate tastes like strawberry cream pie mixed with mandarin orange. Light acidity marks the mineral laced finish. A great choice as we segue into fall.