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The 'real' refers to Côtes de Provence Rosé, the spiritual home of Rosé, the wines that allow us to truly appreciate the best examples of the style. The paler colours, the fresh fruit, the balancing dryness and acidity, the wonderful refreshing texture. It is our desire to remind wine lovers just how good the style is and even introduce a whole new generation of Rosé drinkers

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles            Riotor Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
3 bottles            Triennes Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
3 bottles            Le Saint Andre Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
3 bottles            Les Trois Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016

Riotor Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
Made from a blend of 40% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, 7% Syrah and 3% Vermentino. This beautifully perfumed dry rosé is from vineyards in the heart of the magnificent Massif des Maures mountains in Provence. Farmed and made by the owners of Chateau Mont-Redon from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. "Owned by the Abeille family of Château Mont-Redon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this wine is delicious. Crisp and clean with great red currant and citrus fruitiness, it is finely judged with acidity and a light texture balancing the fruit. Drink now." Wine Enthusiast

Triennes Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
In 1989, two Burgundians, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, joined by their Parisian friend, Michel Macaux, went in search of new vineyards. Their attention turned to Provence where they were convinced the potential for great wines was enormous. After a long search, they discovered the Domaine du Logis de Nans in the Var, east of Aix en Provence. They were immediately attracted to its gently sloping hillside with southern exposure. They saw its cool microclimate and its clay and limestone soils as ideal for viticulture. The estate was renamed Triennes, a reference to Triennia, the festival for Bacchus, which was held every three years during Roman times. The prefix "Tri" serving as a reminder of the three original partners.

Le Saint Andre Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
Made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet. "Pale brilliant orange. Nervy and focused on the nose, displaying vibrant citrus pith, red berry and mineral scents and a hint of white pepper. Tangy and light on its feet, offering bitter red currant and orange zest flavors and a touch of herbacity. In a racy, sharply focused style, delivering firm closing bite and citrusy persistence." Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Les Trois Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
Delicate, fine and pristine, this delightful rose offers red apple, zesty citrus and floral aromas with a hint of savoury complexity. The palate is taut and linear, and delivers elegant juicy fruit flavours, brilliantly structured by bright acidity, finishing persistent and crisp. A fabulous dry rendition. Rating: 91 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

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