A very aromatic dry rosé with tons of fresh strawberry and watermelon flavors. Le Rosé displays an elegant fruitiness with a nice, balanced finish. Vineyards are located outside of the AOC boundaries, hence the Vin de France classification.
This wine is the perfect friend for barbecue, salads and of course aperitif. This is ideal for warm days in the garden, as well as elegant poultry dishes.
"Limpid orange. Strawberry and citrus pith with an herbal flourish on the nose and in the mouth. Takes a jammy turn with air and fnishes smooth and subtly warm, with the red fruit note lingering. Not the last word on complexity, but this is quite easy to drink. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2022), 88 pts
"Perfumed white flowerers, medium fruit fresh intensity on the nose. Candied notes of strawberries, plum and lemon zest bounces off the palate. The finish is dry and chalky. - Jacy TOPPS"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2022), 87 pts
"Labeled simply as Vin de France, this delightful rosé from Loire Valley producer Alain de la Treille is a blend of cabernet franc, gamay and pinot noir. It is bracing and refreshing, with bright flavors of strawberry and rhubarb. The 2018 is still available in Montgomery County — the stores listed below have that vintage. ABV: 12.5 percent."
- Washington Post (April 2020), Great Value
"An interesting blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Gamay, and 20% Pinot Noir, the 2019 Le Rosé offers a lighter pink/ruby hue as well as a pretty bouquet of watermelon, cherries, and white flowers. Quite elegant and complex, it has medium-bodied richness on the palate, nicely integrated acidity, and a clean, dry finish. It’s more than a simple rosé and grows on you with time in the glass. It’s going to shine on the dinner table (or with tapas) over the coming summer months."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 90 pts
"Brilliant salmon orange color. Interesting aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish and spiced berries and plantains with a silky, bright, dry-yetfruity light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length finish imparting nuances of watermelon, Bing cherry, and nut brittle with a suggestion of oak flavor. A uniquely flavorful rose with a great savory character."
- Tastings, 2019 World Wine Championships, 91 pts, GOLD MEDAL , "Exceptional", BEST BUY
"Revealing hints of watermelon and cotton candy on the nose, this Loire Valley rosé is crisp on the attack with decent concentration of red berry fruit on the palate. There’s nice purity of flavor and a lingering finish. A blend of 40% Gamay, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Pinot Noir. - Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage, June 23rd 2019), 88 pts
"A blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Gamay, and 20% Pinot Noir, this rose reveals a light salmon pink color and very faint red cherry skin on the nose with floral notes. It exhibits a hint of sweetness on the attack with red berry fruit on the mid-palate and a nice lingering finish of red berry/cherry notes."
- i-winereview.com (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 88 pts
"Light lurid orange. Ripe red berries and tangerine on the nose and in the mouth. In a smooth, warm, open-knit style; a hint of white pepper adds finishing cut and spiciness."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 87 pts
"Spicy, herbal and peppery, with lots of floral and strawberry nuances, the 2015 Le Rose is medium-bodied, supple, and pretty on the palate, with solid acidity and texture. It won't be for everyone given the herbal edge, but there's plenty to like here. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 87 pts
Alain de la Treille was born in 1925 in Saint Georges sur Cher, located in the heart of the Touraine vineyards. A farmer and wine enthusiast, he spent his life ...