2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé

SKU #1345016 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 This ancient estate, founded in the Middle Ages by the Knights Templar, has produced an exemplary rosé. It has lightness and poise as well as great fruitiness, acidity and a crisp, zesty texture. Perfumed and with red-currant and strawberry flavors, the wine is ready to drink. *Editor's Choice* (RV)  (7/2018)

90 points Vinous

 Light vivid orange. Clean, focused and minerally on the nose, displaying fresh citrus and pit fruit scents and a hint of candied lavender. Sappy and precise in style, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors and a spicy jolt on the back half. Clings very nicely on the finish, leaving floral and orange pith notes behind. Drink 2018-2021. (JR)  (8/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Rose includes a seven-grape roster of varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Rolle, Carignan and Counoise. It's pale in hue but definitely red-fruited in character, with hints of raspberry and red currant, and finishes with a squirt of lime-like acidity on the finish. (JC)  (4/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Fresh and pure, with white cherry, watermelon rind and tea notes that glide through gracefully, carried by a light mineral twinge on the finish. Shows subtle depth. Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Rolle, Carignan and Counoise. (JM)  (7/2019)

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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 (%): 12.5