2020 Costieres de Nimes Rose, Chateau de Fabregues, Rhone Valley, France
2019 Luberon Rosé 'Sans Pretention', AOP Luberon, France
Sandwiched between the Rhône Valley and Provence, Luberon produces some of the finest, under the radar, rosés in France. This delicate pink wine gives many more illustrious Provence wines a run for their money. It has that delightful wild red berry nose that southern French wines are famed for, and on the palate there is ripe strawberry and hints of stone fruits. Also beautifully presented, this wine really does stand out as an excellent buy for lovers of Provence rose.
2019 Chemin de Provence Rose, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, France
Chemin de Provence is a pale rosé by design. On the nose, red fruits like raspberries and strawberries, with more exotic fruits like guava in the background. The palate is fresh and clean, emphasizing ripe strawberries and perfectly balanced acidity.
Magnum - 2020 Provence Rose, Chateau l'Escarelle, Coteaux Varois en Provence, France
Chateau de L’Escarelle of one of the most prestigious wine estates in the heart of Provence, with 100 hectares of organically certified vineyards set in 1,000 hectares of beautiful woodland.
In the past year this property has made impressive steps to establish itself as a major player of sustainable agriculture in France. In 2016 the estate achieved Haute Valeur Environnementale certification (France’s most stringent environmental certification scheme, level 3), demonstrating their deep-rooted commitment to protecting the natural world. Their vines are planted at up to 500 metres above sea level, hugging the slopes of the Montagne de La Loube and adapting to the estates' clay and limestone soil profile. The terroir’s distinctive character is perfect for creating highly-expressive, elegant Rosé wines.
The ‘Château’ is the most traditional – and the oldest – of their wines. It’s blended in the traditional way, with a short maceration period – these wines are designed to be drunk fairly soon. Dependable, elegant and bursting with fruit. The ideal way to get to know the vineyard and taste the terroir. Delicate and elegant floral aromas with lively minerality on the palate, clean attack and delicious strawberry notes.
2020 Cotes de Provence Rose, Domaine de la Rouviere, Provence, France
This premium Provence rose is definitely worth trading up to. It still has the freshness and delicacy that southern French roses are famed for, however, there is greater depth and poise here. The wine has a little more texture than most and layers of ripe fruit on the palate. A very fine rose both as an aperitif and with grilled fish and summery salads.