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Alain Jaume Bellissime Cotes du Rhone Rosé
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Cotes du Rhone AOC

Bellissime means beautiful, magnificent which is how a lot of people describe the Provencal lifestyle : Sunny most of the year, gorgeous small of garrigue around the area (thyme, lavender, rosemary ...) as well as the legendary sound of the cicadas (cigales). 

Salmon-pink color, clear and brilliant. The nose is fruity and spicy, reminiscent of wild strawberry and fine Provencal spices. The palate is full, well-balanced and fruity, with a long, fresh finish. A beautiful and delicate rosé.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone AOC
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah (2020) ; 50% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre (2019)
Age of vines
Between 4 and 10 years old
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
limestone terrace with sand and red clay
Vinification
Starting with the 2020 vintage, this is made from grapes coming from specific vineyards dedicated to rosé production. Upon harvest, no skin contact maceration is being performed, the grapes are immediately pressed. This way, it is much easier to control the intensity and body of the wine. Fermentation in stainless steel at cool temperature. Bottling 5 months after harvest.
When the wine was first introduced in 2019, it was 50% direct press and 50% skin contact maceration.
Production
1,250 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Aperitif, charcuterie, tapas. Anything type of picnic-food as well ! 

Reviews and News

2019 Alain Jaume Bellissime Cotes du Rhone Rosé - 91 pts - JD

2019 Alain Jaume Bellissime Cotes du Rhone Rosé - 91 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"I loved the 2019 Bellissime Rose from the Jaume family, which strikes a good balance between a lighter, Provençal rosé and the richer styled Tavel rosé. Revealing a more medium ruby, almost salmon hue with a great nose of salted melon, light strawberries, and white flowers, it has subtle hint of minerality, medium-bodied richness, a great texture, and a clean, crisp finish. It’s another beautiful effort from this team that can stand on its own yet also shine on the dinner table. Drink it over the coming summer months."

- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020, 2019 Rosés – Part 1), 91 pts

2019 Alain Jaume Bellissime Cotes du Rhone Rosé - 89 pts - IWR

2019 Alain Jaume Bellissime Cotes du Rhone Rosé - 89 pts - IWR

i winereview logo"The Bellisime Rosé is a pretty wine with a sweet floral/berry nose and a softly textured palate of strawberry, watermelon and pomegranate. It finishes with good length. An excellent wine to sip on the patio, but it has enough bright acidity and depth of flavor to hold up to fish and simply prepared white meats. 50% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre made part saignée and part direct press. - Don WINKLER"

- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 89 pts

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