This cuvée was created in 2005 to honor Nicolas's first daughter Anais. Caprice d'Anais means "Anais' Whim".
Color: Pale pink with salmon hues.
Aromas: quite aromatic nose dominated with floral (linden and elderberry) and fruity (cherry, strawberry and raspberry) notes.
Flavors: Quite similar to the aromas, with red fruit and floral flavors. The wine is easy to drink with a good fresh and zesty finish.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||50% Merlot + 50% Cabernet Sauvignon||ABV:||13%|
Grapes are coming from 30 year old vines.
Yield: 55 hl / ha
Vats: Stainless steel thermoregulated and computerized. Skin contact maceration for 1 hour minimum (12 hours max). Cold stabilization in order to prevent tartaric acid deposit in the bottle. Bottling generally occurs 3 months after harvest. A slight filtration before bottling allows the wine to be free of any sediment.
Great on its own during summer time, it will also pair very well with grilled salmon, salads, roasted chicken or any white meat dish.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE326014BLL||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01647 1||1 07 84585 01647 8||$12.99|
"A lovely pink salmon-colored rose offering aromas of red berries and stone fruit with hints of flowers. It is ripe and spicy in the mouth with good density of flavor and acidity. A blend of 50/50 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from 30+ year old vines. - Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage, June 23rd 2019), 89 pts
"A solid rosé from this family estate, the 2017 Arnauds Caprices d'Anais Bordeaux Rosé comes from equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and has an almost Provençal feel in its orange color, notes of white peach and cherry, medium body, and lively yet textured mouthfeel. It’s a good value and ideal for summer drinking."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 88 pts
"Medium pink salmon. Reticent nose of minerals, flowers, and a hint of red berries. Savory, serious, and spicy in the mouth with minerals and red currants showing. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from 30+ year old vines. This is a serious, food wine with a good backbone."
- i-winereview.com (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 89 pts
"Light vivid pink. Aromas of nectarine and strawberry are complemented by a subtle tangerine nuance. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering warm red berry and citrus fruit flavors and a bitter suggestion of peach pit. Clings nicely on the finish, which features succulent herbs and floral notes.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2017), "2017 Rosé Roundup: More Wines than Ever" - 88 pts
"Light orange-tinged pink. Lightly fragrant of flowers and red berries. Very dry on the palate with light citrus and berry flavors. A very refreshing and delicious wine for those who like their rosé dry yet flavorful. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from 30+ year old vines."
- i-winereview.com (July 2016), 89 pts
"The light pink colored 2015 Caprices d'Anais Rose is solid, with lots of underbrush and spice nuances in its sweet red fruit and floral-driven personality. Clean, lively and crisp on the palate, it's a delicious quaffer to enjoy over the coming summer. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 87 pts
"The Caprices l'Anais is a fragrant wine offering strawberry and cherry freshness and flavor on the palate. It is soft on the attack with a lovely mouth feel good acidity and a crisp finish. - Don Winkler"
- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 89 pts