Very charming pale rosé color. The wine displays lots of fresh fruit aromas such as strawberry and watermelon. The palate is focused and very well balanced with again some strawberry and ripe red fruit notes. The finish is quite pleasing and long with a little spiciness and freshness to it.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||70% Syrah, 30% Grenache||ABV:||13.5%|
56 Ha grown organically since March 2009 (in conversion). Part of the vineyard is plowed with horses. Mechanical harvest. Yields: 48 hectoliters per Hectares. Average age of the vines : 30 years old.
This is a perfect patio wine to be enjoyed on its own at the aperitif or with lighter dishes, such as salads, roasted vegetables and hamburgers. Delicious if consumed during the first year of its life.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE130127RBM||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01615 0||1 07 84585 01615 7||$11.99|
"A 70-30 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Rose is a bright flamingo in color. Hints of crushed stone and lime mark the nose, while the plump, medium-bodied palate shows more peach and cherry notes. It's a solid value in a hot category. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September 2018), 87 pts
"Pale orange. Strawberry, candied orange and a suggestion of honeysuckle on the fragrant nose. Juicy red fruit flavors show good depth and focus and no rough edges. A spicy nuance appears on the finish, which hangs on with good fruity persistence."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 88 pts
"This 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah has yielded a medium-bodied, pale coppery rosé. It's dry and refreshing, hinting at red currants, pink grapefruit and melon. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2016), 88 pts - Best Buy
"Light, with pretty rosewater and white cherry notes followed by a twinge of watermelon rind through the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (Web only 2016), 86 pts