2012 Château du Rouet "Esterelle" Côtes de Provence Rosé

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In sunny Provence, rosé is not an afterthought. In Provence, rosé is the reason people get up in the morning. Well, Château du Rouet's "Esterelle" is a saignée-type rosé produced as byproduct of their red wine program, but this pale salmon pink-tinted blend of 20% Grenache, 50% Carignan, 20% Cinsault and 10% Tibourenc is sure to refresh the palate, with low alcohol and delicate flavor. Château du Rouët regularly picks up gold medals at the wine competition of the Union of Oenologists of France and the Concours des Grands Vins de France in Mâcon. 12.5% abv.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5