Composed of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault this Côtes de Provence rosé is bright, crisp and fruity. Beautifully balanced with a good acidity, it is refreshing and easy to drink. A great match with salad, chicken, grilled salmon, burger or on its own during a warm summer day.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault|
Sainte Victoire became its own AOC within the AOC Cotes de Provence in 2005. It is more demanding in term of yields, vinification and quality than the general AOC Cotes de Provence. Green harvest and in the cellar, using a sorting table in order to keep only the best grapes for the macerations.
A natural match to enjoy with salad, chicken, grilled salmon, burger or on its own during a warm summer day.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE130129RRS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01446 0||1 07 84585 01446 7||$16.99|
"The pale salmon Saint Victoire Rose is bright crisp and flavorful> It displays fragrant cherry aromas and good acidity and freshness on the palate. It is nicely balanced with a long pleasant zesty finishA blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault, the Sainte Victoire is light salmon/pink and reveals aromas and flavors of orchard fruit with a hint of fennel. It offers medium acidity, good flavor concentration and a long finish. A little ripe for a Cotes de Provence.- Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage, June 23rd 2019), 89 pts
"The 2017 Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence Rosé is a rock star of a rosé and comes from one of the top appellations in Provence, Sainte Victoire. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, it has a beautiful array of orange blossom and crushed citrus, with a distinct salty minerality that develops with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, with high yet integrated acidity, it has a great texture as well as ample length on the finish. It can stand on its own on a summer day but will also shine on the dinner table."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 91 pts
"The pale flamingo-pink 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Sainte Victoire is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault. Crisp and fully dry, it offers hints of berry and peach to go along with citrus. It's medium-bodied, with a long finish of crushed stones. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September 2018), 89 pts
"Light peach skin. High-pitched orange zest, strawberry and floral scents reveal a deeper nectarine quality in the background. Silky and dry on the palate, offering lively red berry and citrus fruit flavors sweetened by a subtle touch of honey. Clings nicely on the finish, leaving a refreshingly bitter orange pith note behind."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 89 pts
"With bright fruit and intense acidity, this is a crisp, perfumed rosé. Clean, fresh lines of red and citrus fruits are cut by the tight, mineral texture. It is both delicious wine and refreshing. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 90 pts
"The pale salmon Saint Victoire Rose is bright crisp and flavorful> It displays fragrant cherry aromas and good acidity and freshness on the palate. It is nicely balanced with a long pleasant zesty finish. - Don Winkler"
- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 89 pts
"A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault, the light pink/raspberry colored 2014 Cotes de Provence Rose is a beautiful, fresh and lively rosé that gives up lots of wild strawberry and peach notes in its lightly textured, balanced and refreshing style. About as chuggable as they come, yet with solid balance and a dry, clean finish, it's a solid effort to enjoy on a hot summer day. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 2015), 88 pts
"(50% grenache, 30% syrah and 20% cinsault): Light orange-pink. Fresh pit fruits and red berries on the fragrant nose and palate. Juicy and seamless in the mouth, showing good heft and a subtle floral nuance that comes on late. Finishes with good breadth and fruity persistence, leaving a note of nectarine behind."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 89 pts