2011 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé

SKU #1094304

Commanderie de la Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d'Aix, a small fine wine district within Provence. The Commanderies' red, white and rosé wines are grown on poor, stony soil which gives limited yields of high quality wine. This 2011 rosé is a very pale, salmon color typical of Bargemone Rosés. Classic Bargemone aromas of wild strawberries, red currants and mountain herbs. Dry and piquant, with excellent intensity of flavor and great balance. The texture is mouth-coating, but also fresh and mouthwatering, with a fresh and clean finish. 13% abv. (Mulan Chan-Randel, K&L Rhone and French Regional Wine Buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/19/2012  | Send Email
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I have always been a fan of this wine and the 2011 vintage is no exception. Rich on the nose with strawberry and currant aromas. These fruits follow onto the palate with the addition of some fine herbs, crisp minerality and zippy acidity. This is a super-versatile wine perfect for light picnic lunches and also for summertime seafood and chicken feasts.

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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