Cotes de Provence - France
From the Bottle
'...48 hectares...in the heart of the Cote d'Azur. Made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah & Rolle, this cuvee is attractively coloured, fragrant and seductively long'
Price £10.99/ £9.49 - Majestic Wine single bottle/mix six
Provence roses are all the rage at the moment but I have to be honest and say they overwhelmingly underwhelm me. Pink wines are like fruit tea. They look good and smell absolutely divine, full of promise and bursting at the brim with fruit aromas, but when it comes to the crunch they lack flavour and guts.
This wine is a beautiful light coral with aromas of strawberry, peach, red cherry and white floral notes. So far so good... onto the palate and it actually tastes of something, hurrah! Red cherry and peach comes through to say a welcome hello with a hint of grapefruit citrus. Well balanced acidity with a decent body which would enable it to match with freshwater fish like sardines, trout and salmon.
Definitely one of the better roses I have tried and pretty good just on its own in the sun. Although do note that being quite delicate on taste whilst still being 13.5% abv it's a creeper upper!
Rating - Worth scraping your pennies together for