BRose Tasting

Rose Tasting

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2017 Provence Rose Horizontal Tasting

In the warmer months, the worldwide wine trend has been towards Rose. The usual favorites, come from Provence. This tasting will prepare you for the seasons, picnics and parties ahead.

    Date: April 20th     Time: 2pm

All inclusive tasting fee. $40.     Fee to be paid by April 6th.

If you reserve a seat, and you cancel within two weeks of the tasting, you will still be responsible for the cost. Unless we have people on the wait list, who can take your place.

As usual tasting will be held at my house. Limited to 16 people.

Foods and cheeses of Provence pairing by Valerie.

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Due to hail storms and frost in the spring and a drought throughout the summer, 2017 is the smallest vintage in Provence since 1945. However it may also be the best. Expect prices to rise.

1. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose

wa-89, ws-88, we-88 - Grenache, Vermentino, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren

800,000 cases shipped by Sacha Lichine of Chateau d’Esclans represent 20% of all Provence rosé sold in the U.S., and 25% of their value.

2. Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose

The origins of this estate go back to the 13th century when it was named "Bargemone" and was the property of the Knights Templar. 163 acres under vine.

WE-91, WS-89, WA-88 Cinsaut – Grenache – Syrah

3. Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rose.

90/100 Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice

Grenache, Cinsault, Vermentino

4. Domaine de la Fouquette Cotes de Provence Rose - Vineyard 35 acres total – White Varieties: 3.7 acres Rolle, one-third of an acre of Ugni Blanc. Red: 11 acres Grenache, 10 acres Syrah, 7.5 acres Cinsault, 2.5 acres Carignan. Organically farmed (certified by Ecocert) – Average age of vines now 30-years-old RP-90, WE-90, D91 Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle

5. Les Vins Breban L'Opale de La Presqu'ile de St-Tropez Provence

20% Carignane, 30% Cinsault, 50% Grenache - est. 1952

6. Mathilde Chapoutier Cotes de Provence Rose

Grenache noir, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle

7. Mi Mi en Provence Grand Reserve Rose

20% Carignan, 30% Cinsault, 50% Grenache

8. Minuty M Rose

Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

9. Mirabeau Cotes de Provence Rose

Cinsaut - Grenache - Syrah

10. Mirabeau Pure Rose

60% Grenache - 40% Syrah, JS-92, RP-90, WE-88

11. Miraval Rose

WE-91 Owned by Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. - Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, Syrah

12. Vanderpump Rose

Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

13. Bonus Cloud Chaser - est. 1909

50% Cinsault, 20% Mourvedre, 19% Grenache, 3% Carignan, 3% Cab. Sauv., 3% Tibouren, 2% Syrah