2019 Mas De Cadenet Sainte-Victoire Rose

Year: 2019
Appellation: Cotes de Provence
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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"Very pale pink and imbued with the fragrances of crushed stone and sun-dried herbs, the 2019 Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Rose is the embodiment of the appellation. This blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah is medium-bodied yet lively and refreshing, with white peach and melon flavors tinged with red currants, finishing cool and stony." (WA)

"Diaphanous pink. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, pink grapefruit, peach, succulent herbs and honeysuckle. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering vibrant red berry, citrus zest and bitter quinine flavors that show impressive energy and back-end cut. The citrus and floral notes drive a long, nervy finish that shows fine delineation and mineral lift." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Certified Organic. Mas de Cadenet employs traditional methods: free-run rosé wines produced with cold maceration are drawn off as soon as the soft pink color begins to show. 45% Grenache, 45% Cinsault, 10% Syrah. Sainte-Victoire is one of the new crus in Provence, with only 24 winemakers. Due to the special terroir and micro-climate of this area, Mas de Cadenet has more persistence and structure than a typical Provençal rosé.