Rameau d'Or Cotes de Provence Rosé 2019

$38.00

This Provence has good depth of flavour, richness and the finish has harmony and persistence. Bursting with delicate aromas of wild strawberries and delicate spicy notes reminiscent of rose petal. On the palate, the wine shows immediate soft berry-fruit flavours that are immediately appealing. It suits ape´ritif drinking, but is also a superb accompaniment to grilled seafood, creamy risotto and pasta dishes. A crisp, dry finish with exceptional length rounds off this wine. An outstanding southern French rosé.

Palest of salmon-pinks in the glass. Strawberry, lavender and pink grapefruit aromatics. Great fruit intensity and balance between that fruit and acidity. The finish has a moment of phenolic grip kick in which focuses and lengthens the palate. Very much in the modern Provençal style, ticking all the boxes for summer drinking. Drink: 2021 to 2026; Price: $32.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points; Stuart Knox; The Real Review

Exquisitely elegant and inviting, the wine shows nectarine, raspberry, lemon peel and white floral aromas on the nose. The palate offers fine texture and linear mouthfeel together with delicate juicy fruit flavours, finishing persistent and crisp-dry. At its best: now to 2022. Price: $32.00; Rating: 94 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

The merest blush of pink slightly deepens its glittering appearance, introducing a subtle, savoury style that’s incredibly appetising. There are earthy, stoney aromas, suggestions of wildflowers, and a subtle thread of plummy fruit that translate easily into a smooth, dry mouthful of tangy, ripe flavour. It’s lingering and zesty with just enough phenolic structure to make it very food-friendly. A blend of syrah, grenache and cinsault. Drink: 2021 to 2023;  Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 93 Points; Ralph Kyte-Powell

Texture is the key. This is pale, dry and frisky; there’s pretty much no fruit sweetness whatsoever; but the abundant texture here gives you a lot to hold onto. It’s aggressively dry and aggressively savoury, in a good way. 

The wine is a blend of Grenache (70%) and Cinsault (30%) and gives a pretty light pink to orange in the glass. The nose is generous and floral with wild strawberry, clotted cream and faint citrus notes. The palate has an initial softness with candied apple and a continuation of the strawberry fruits on the nose before a tautness of rhubarb and red cherry gives structure and texture to the mid palate. Citrus flows through to finish with good length and is joined by a final embellishment of red fruits. Drink: 2020-2022; Alcohol: 13%; 

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