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 Triennes Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
3 bottles Le Saint Andre Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
3 bottles AIX Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
3 bottles Le Grand Cros L’Esprite Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
Triennes Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
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 2017
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.
AIX Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah. The top blend from the Maison Saint Aix, this is a classic Provençal rosé. "This wine has the richness characteristic of Aix-en-Provence. Ripe red fruits, layers of intense acidity and tangy texture come together to make a wine that is packed with fruitiness as well as great freshness. Drink this full-bodied wine from late 2018". Editors Choice; Wine Enthusiast
Le Grand Cros L’Esprite Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017
Palest pink gold. Excellent floral and red fruit concentration on the nose, with loads of concentration and weight on the palate, finished with a lovely leafy tone. This is excellent – really crams the fruit in without losing freshness, and has alluringly smooth texture. Superb! Comparable to the likes of Esclans – and potentially age-able for the short term too? Richard Hemming; Jancis
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