2013 Abbaye Saint Hilaire Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (Previously $14.00)

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A classic, crisp and dry Provencal rose, this blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache is bright, fresh and very easy to enjoy. The perfect spring and summer sipper for warm evenings and alfresco dinning. From 50 to 60-year-old vineyards farmed in compliance with Agriculture Raisonnée. Abbaye St Hillare are committed to taking real steps to protect the environment with a dedicated approach to greening their vineyards using only organic fertilizer, with weeding done naturally by grazing sheep. This preserves soil health while increasing biological diversity (earthworms, insects, songbirds etc) creating the perfect expression of agriculture working in harmony with nature. 12.5% abv.

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/13/2014 | Send Email
This robust rose has a light salmon pink color with fascinating aromas of ripe wild mountain strawberries and I found a good amount of minerality. It's fresh and lingering on the palate with a very dry finish. Buy a couple bottles, as the first one will empty quickly.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/29/2014 | Send Email
Every spring, the return of clear, blue skies and long, sunny afternoons heralds the start of rosé season. Rosé is the perfect wine to enjoy with a summer meal when you want something more substantial than a white and it’s just too hot for red. One of the world’s classic rosé wines comes from Provence in southern France. There are a number of different appellations but all produce blends made from Cinsault, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Syrah, among other varietals. One of my favorites is the 2013 Abbaye Saint Hilaire Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé. This is a prestige cuvee made exclusively from their oldest vines, none younger than 25 years old. It is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah, and has that particular combination of ripeness and freshness that I associate with the best of the Provençal rosés. Tons of red fruits here – fresh-picked wild raspberry and strawberry notes. Delightfully refreshing and the perfect companion for a lazy summer afternoon.

Staff Image By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/27/2014 | Send Email
This is my quintessential summer rosé! This rosé is classic Provencal in style. Gorgeous opaque rose color, silky and minerality on the palate, with a clean finish that lingers just long enough. Great balance with just the right amount of acidity. Super refreshing and just the right thing to drink this rosé season!

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- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5