Bellissime means beautiful, or 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.
Aperitif, charcuterie, tapas. Anything type of picnic-food as well !
"This smells and tastes very like a modern-style Provence rosé, but is even crisper and more spritzy. Super-fresh floral, strawberry and redcurrant aromas. Either this is exactly the refreshment you’re looking for, or it could be slightly too refreshing. Drink now."
- James Suckling (February 2022), 90 pts
"This is a moderately full-bodied blend of Grenache (50%), Cinsault (30%) and Syrah (20%). The dusty-pink sip juxtaposes perfumed spring blossom against delicate raspberry and apricot flavors. Pristine in fruit with tangs of minerality, the elegant rosé should be enjoyed now. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2022), 90 pts
"Pale khaki orange color. Fruity aromas of whipped strawberry cream, peach melba, rhubarb tart, and hints of banana with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, intriguing, medium-length thyme and lemon verbena finish with no oak flavor. A balanced and pleasing Rosé with big fruity notes followed by an herbaceous finish."
- Beverage Testing Institute (April 2021), 90 pts - Gold Medal
"Sprays of cherry blossoms and freshly squeezed blood oranges perfume this full-bodied, silky and dry rosé made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Packed with fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors, it's a juicy quaffer lifted by salty minerality and a hint of wild mint on the finish. - Anna LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2021), 91 pts
"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
"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
In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional terroir surrounding the castle, Pope Jean XXII planted the ...