2017 Le Paradou Rose 1.5 L

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cotes de Provence
Country: France
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Light pink in color, the 2017 Côtes de Provence Rosé from Le Paradou is a juicy, yet textured, lively rosé that does everything right. Offering lots of white cherry, strawberry, and floral notes, with an almost salty minerality, this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity, and a clean, dry finish. This is what Provençal rosé is all about and it?s worth a case purchase. Drink it anytime over the coming summer months." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The land where the mountains embrace the Mediterranean, where France meets Italy and where the coastal and cosmopolitan cities of Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez give way to remote and rural villages, Provence is a rugged landscape of lavender fields, olive groves and wine ? most notably its pale, fruity and refreshing rosés. Provence is so synonymous with rosé that it has largely defined the style of Pink wine made all around the world.

A joint project between the brothers Alex and Fred Chaudière of Château Pesquié and Eric Solomon, Le Paradou Côtes de Provence Rosé, is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Vermentino from a vineyard located in the heart of Provence, in the shadow of Sainte-Victoire, the picturesque peak immortalized by Paul Cézanne in more than 70 paintings.

This classic blend is made from grapes that are sustainably farmed on rocky limestone and sandy clay soils. At harvest the grapes are picked by hand in the early morning, cooled at the cellar and pressed whole-cluster to extract the lightest color possible. The wine is then fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks before bottling. The Cinsault provides this wine?s delicate fruit flavors reminiscent of raspberries and strawberries, the Grenache its color and spice, and the Vermentino its freshness and acidity.