2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé
Wine & Spirits
A perennial favorite at W&S, this classic Provence rosé is crisp and bright, with succulent melon flavors underlined by chalky minerality. The acidity whips through it briskly, even as the flavors last with a quiet white-chocolate richness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A perennial favorite, the light pink/melon-colored 2013 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence rose gives up pretty notes of mineral water, melon rind and orange blossom to go with a medium-bodied, refreshing and lip-smacking good palate. Enjoy this hot summer day quaffer over the coming summer months. (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(35% grenache, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 20% syrah and 15% cinsault): Light orange. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and citrus fruit scents show very good clarity and pick up a floral quality with air. Lively and precise on the palate, which offers juicy strawberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of tangerine. The floral note comes back strong on the mineral-driven finish, which clings with excellent tenacity
Sustainably grown, certified Qualisud. Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix, a small fine-wine district in the larger appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition with more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards. Offering classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate, this is a rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault from 25+ year-old vines. Stainless steel vinification. Two days settling at cool temperatures followed by a cool, ten day fermentation. No malolactic fermentation.