2011 Château Les Valentines "Le Caprice de Clémentine" Côtes de Provence Rosé

SKU #1090291 Wine Spectator

 Well-structured, with a burst of raspberry and citrus flavors framed by smoky notes. A creamy finish links with plenty of spiciness. Drink now.  (11/ 2012)

K&L Notes

The "Le Caprice de Clémentine" is a delightful easy-drinking pink made from equal parts Grenache and Cinsault that's fresh with herb and strawberry aromas and flavors, with juicy acidity. It's perfect for a Mediterranean lunch of salad niçoise or an afternoon nibbling on cheeses and olives. 13% abv.

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By: David Othenin-Girard |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/19/2012  | Send Email
Just a classic example of Cotes de Provence Rose. Plenty of acidity and some of that crushed rock that gives these an incredible thirst quenching feeling. Lovely soft red fruit balances the intense minerality nicely.

By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/1/2012  | Send Email
If your looking for a Bandol style Rose but don't want pay the high Bandol Price than look no further. This Provence style dry Rose is perfect for summer sipping by the pool, on the deck, for a picnic lunch, or just because...its delicious! Refreshing, bright, crisp, full of minerality and acid, and mouthwatering salinity makes this direct import rose to hard to resisit! Stock up before its too late!

By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/19/2012  | Send Email
Quintessential Provençal rosé. Garrigue, watermelon rind, peaches and minerals. This wine smacks of summer.

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/5/2012  | Send Email
Very classic Provençal Rosé. with beautiful aromatics, Framboise, citrus and a bit of peach even, but completely dry of course. Just delightful!

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Provence

- 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 (%): 13