2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé

SKU #1125121 90 points Wine Spectator

 *Top 100 Wines of 2013* Refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavors of dried red berry, tangerine and melon. The focused finish features flint and spice notes, with a hint of cream.  (6/2013)

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A pleasant little Côtes de Provence Rosé from a property that's played host to St. Thomas Aquinas in 1252, was the residence of the Prince of Naples in the 1400s, appeared in the Register of Noble Houses. Rock fans may like to know that the recording studio "Studio Miraval" created on the site has reverberated with the music of Sting, Sade and the Cranberries, and that Pink Floyd recorded "The Wall" there in 1979. Miravals' current residents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt partnered with Château de Beaucastel's Perrin family to produce the 2012 wines. Hey, who doesn't have a winter residence in Provence? More to the point, who doesn't need a crisp, refreshing Côtes de Provence Rosé in the summer? A conversation starter, to be sure. 13% abv.

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/1/2013 | Send Email
Chateau Miraval, despite being better known nowadays for the Hollywood "liasons" it acquired, it still maintains itself as one of the best wineries of Provence. No kidding! This rosé is a picture perfect summer day in Provence. Cinsaut from old vines and Grenache. Fruity palate but perfectly dry. Pears, peaches and citrus on a very soft and pure palate.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13