2016 Chateau Les Valentines Côtes de Provence Rosé

SKU #1299612 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This estate wine is packed with attractive fruit. With grapefruit and orange-zest flavors, it is tightly crisp. Set against that are the ripe red-currant and berry fruitiness, layers of acidity and a pinch of pepper. Drink this refreshing wine now. (RV)  (7/2017)

K&L Notes

The winegrowing estate of Chateau les Valentines is more than a century old. The estate originally brought their grapes to the local cooperative, but when Gilles and Pascale Pons took over in 1997, they decided to make their own wine. They built a modern winery and called the domaine "Les Valentines" after their children, Valentin and Clémentine. Château les Valentines now covers approximately 100 acres.

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Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2017 | Send Email
Strawberry, watermelon, juicy red berries. Medium plus acidity and rich fruit. A classic Provencal rose for spring!

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2017 | Send Email
Their all-estate bottling is the certified organic 2016 Château Les Valentines Côtes de Provence Rosé. A more serious rosé, this will develop beautifully over the season, showing notes of white cherries, wet stones and fresh thyme. It is the consummate Provence rosé that will pair beautifully with grilled fish. For fans of Domaines Ott (Ott’s Clos Mireille property happens to be just down the road) this is a great crossover.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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
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