2012 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of my go to Provencal rosés, the 2012 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé is another beauty. Very pale in color, it nevertheless has loads of flavor, with plenty of melon, orange peel and floral aromas to go with a medium-bodied, racy palate that has both richness and freshness. Buy this beauty by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming year or so.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(made from a blend of grenache, cinsault, syrah and cabernet sauvignon): Pale peach skin color. Aromas of tangerine, pit fruit, lavender and chalky minerals. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy nectarine and citrus fruit flavors sharpened by a kick of white pepper. Closes with very good energy, thrust and length, leaving notes of soft citrus and pit fruits behind.
Lively, crisp wine from an estate founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th century. It is full of delicious red fruits, light acidity and a nervy, mineral aftertaste.
Commanderie de la Bargemone, located in Coteaux d'Aix, Provence, was founded by Knights Templar in the 13th century, and its vineyards were certified sustainably grown in the 21st by Qualisud. The light, salmon-pink colored rosé is a blend of approximately 20% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 15% Cinsault and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.