The Tempranillo grapes for this wine were harvested at the end of September 2015. They underwent pre-fermentative cold maceration for a few hours to extract colour. Alcoholic fermentation took place at less than 22°C. This wine was bottled in January 2016 and spent two months in bottle before being released for sale.
This Rosado 2015 shows a pale pink colour with pearl tones. On the nose there is an intense aroma of strawberry sweets. The aromas are dominated by fruit with a touch of cream. On the palate this wine is sweet with good volume and the flavours of fruit - strawberry and cream candy is one of the dominant flavours.
This wine should be served well chilled. It is perfect to drink on a hot summer's day and also goes well with seafood, salad and rice dishes.
This salmon-hued rose has an intense nose of grapefruit and other exotic fruits. It is fruity well balanced and generous with more citrus fruit flavours.
The Cuvée Alexandre is a delicious and modestly priced Provence Rosé from Château...
Beaulieu, located in Rognes in Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. The estate comprises 180 hectares of vines which lie at an altitude of 400 metres, in the heart of an ancient volcanic crater. The vineyard land had been farmed in the area since Roman times, although the Château itself was built as a stronghold for the French King Henry III in 1576. Today, the estate is run by the Jeanjean family, who co-own Mas la Chevalière (in the South of France) and Domaine Laroche (Chablis) with Michel Laroche.
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence lies west along the Mediterranean coast from the Côtes de Provence appellation. The sunny, dry, Mediterranean climate ensures ripe, fruit-driven wines. The sea breezes moderate the hot, drying influence of the Mistral, which blows from the North; this means that the vines are not stressed, the balance is better and the wine retains freshness and aroma alongside the fruit.
The grapes were pressed and fermented in the same way as a white wine. This minimised the extraction of harsh phenolics, and has led to a more delicate style of rosé with a fine textured finish.
This wine is a brilliantly clear salmon pink. It abounds with redcurrant and wild strawberry perfumes that develop into juicy white peach and pear notes. On the palate, fresh acidity is balanced beautifully with the alchohol, giving an elegant mouthfeel and refreshing length.
Awarded 89 points and Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2016 edition's "Weekday Wines" (wines under £25) (see blue link below).
Château Gassier is situated 25 Kms from the ancient town of Aix en Provence, at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain. A specialist producer of rosé wines, this 40 hectare property blends Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache to produce classic, refreshing Provencal wines.
Le Pas du Moine is a very clear rosé with delicate pink hints. The aromas are Intense with floral (blackcurrant buds), exotic (lychee, passion fruit, fresh mango), pink grapefruit, red berries (redcurrant, fresh wild strawberries) aromas and a few notes of spices. On the palate a great freshness and a nice balance. Beautiful length, a lot of finesse and minerality. Great roundness! This wine should be served between 10-12°C and is a perfect match with exotic Asian meals (eg minced beef with Thai basil, tuna tataki, sushi).
Taking a page out of Provence’s book, this Cinsault rosé from Chile is bang on trend with its pale salmon hue. Lots of lovely red fruit flavours and delicate floral notes. It is bone dry with lots of zippy acidity and a weightier mouth feel than you might expect.
The 2015 vintage was awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue links below).
Intense nose - very fruity, strawberry, pomegranate, raspberry, blackberry with rose petals at the end.Smooth and balanced palate, with a textured mouth feel. Long persistence on the finish with notes of cherry in the aftertaste. Delicious!
Lovely pale pink in colour. The fresh nose is composed of citrus aromas such as orange and grapefruit complemented by a full,spicy and fleshy palate with refreshing acidity.
20-year-old Tempranillo vines dedicate their intense strawberry flavours to this delicious lively vibrancy.
This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with its delicate salmon colour shows an abundance of fresh summer fruit on the nose including pear, white peach and kiwi fruit. The fruit follows on the palate and the crisp acidity leaves a clean finish.
Very refined dry rose, with an attractive floral aroma, redcurrant fruit, and excellent length in the mouth.