Live life in the pink!Drink more Rosé

The imminence of summer signals the time for barbecues and improvised drinks on the terrace and its corollary, the arrival of Rosé wine on our tables
Is it the colour? Could it be memories of Provence leading guests to rejoice, blessing this nectar so closely linked to summer? Here's an update on the bottles which should re-join your cellar.
Wine Review

Château de Pibarnon, Rosé 2014, Bandol

The gastronomic character of Pibarnon Rosé asserts itself again and again. Citrus notes, but also ripe fruits explode before revealing the licorice always present thanks to the Mourvèdre. A mouth full of freshness and length amplified by the sap, the fruit, the fat and the spices. A beautiful balance and a grand gourmet Rosé.

Château Font du Broc, Maestro 2014, Côtes-de-Provence

Maestro rosé of Château La Font du Broc is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. This wine is characterised by its peach pink colour and yellow-fleshed fruit nose. The mouth of this gourmet rosé is delicious and in the finale notes of red berries appear.

Château Sainte Anne, Cimay, 2012, Bandol

This vintage 2012 of Château Sainte-Anne is issued from an assemblage of Clairette and Ugni Blanc The vineyards aged around 40 years, are grown on hillsides in compliance with the rules of organic farming on clay-limestone soils. After manual harvest and a first selection in the vineyard, the AOC Bandol Rosé Cuvée Cimay underwent a direct pressing. This rosé Bandol wine is characterised by its salmon colour with notes of red candy fruit.

Domaine OTT, Romassan Coeur de Grain 2014, Bandol

This is a true gastronomic rosé! The nose reflects the Bandol terroir through aromas of Mourvèdre with citrus notes and the expression of fresher notes of liquorice. With aeration, the nose develops towards white flowers (lilac). On the palate, a beautiful balance between freshness and vivacity with white fruit aromas. The candy side, is both silky and fresh with a beautiful length.

MIRAVAL, Rosé 2014, Côtes-de-Provence

The Hollywood couple Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie brought the beautiful domain of Miraval, and embarked on the creation of their first Rosé, named “Pink Floyd”. It is a collaboration with the Perrin family, owner of Château Beaucastel, responsible for the viticulture and winemaking. The beautiful terroir and expertise give a very round, supple wine. In the mouth, the terroir is revealed, with an impression of freshness (the vintage 2014 signature) and balance, a beautiful length, and a mineral finish, saline and characterful.

Prieuré de Montezargues, Rosé 2013, Tavel

Tavel is one of France’s historic and revered Rosé wines, with origins dating back to Roman times and a reputation for full bodied, complex and structured wines. Based in-between the Rhône Valley and Provence, Tavel is a unique area that solely produces Rosé wines in huge local demand. Prieuré de Montezargues produces only one wine and is undoubtedly one of Tavel’s leading producers, boasting a history dating back to 1199. The wine itself is predominantly composed of Grenache and Cinsault but includes other grape varieties in the blend. Deep in colour and expressive on the nose, this wine suggests notes of violet, grapefruit, plums and cherry. The palate is full and rich with a crisp backbone acidity and great depth of flavour. A wonderful Rosé to partner with food, this wine works well with a number of fish dishes.

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