The stirring of spring brings with it much merriment and tipple galore. Bottoms up. Spring 2019 | Vanity Fair (lien)
Rating 91/100. Ten percent of the white variety Rolle is included in the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose MiP Collection and no doubt accounts for its zesty freshness (the bulk of the blend is Syrah and Grenache). Passion fruit and strawberry notes nish crisp, mouthwatering and harmonious in this light to medium- bodied beauty.
Rating 89-91/100. The devils' 2017 Cotes de Provence Sainte Victoire Rose is a bit paler even than typical these days, with austere aromas of watermelon rind leading the way. It's a light to medium-bodied blend of 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache, with a tart, citrusy nish that picks up nuances of dried spices and crushed stone.
Rating 91/100. The 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Le Petit Diable comes from the estate's young vines, planted since 2007. A blend of 40% Cinsault, 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache, it's light to medium-bodied, with concentrated avors of melon, peach and grapefruit that linger on the refreshing nish.
YouTube | Andreas Larsson | L'Hydropathe (lien) Hello Rosé lovers! Here we are in the beautiful Provence region, in the South East of France, ready to discover the quality of the new vintages of this famous, elegant and refreshing Rosé. Summer is back, and with him, the barbecues, the aperitifs and the perfect time to enjoy a good Rosé with friends, family or just you.
In March, most of the wineries released their new wines and decided to present them to the expert palate of Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World. So now, we are able to present you a Top 30 of the best Rosé wines, tasted in blind conditions, from all the appelations of Provence like Côtes de Provence, Sainte Victoire, La Londe, Bandol, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence and more. TASTED100%Blind by Andreas Larsson (lien)
I’m no Star Wars expert but is that a light saber in winemaker Guillaume Philip’s hand? Could he be the Jedi of Provence winemaking? Made in Provence certainly makes a bold and futuristic statement with its modern branding. Are you MIPing ready? @winedinewanda (lien)
Delicious on the palate with a hint of sweetness on the finish, this versatile rosé pairs beautifully with rack of lamb, pesto pasta dishes and canapés.
STAR BUY. Virginie Fabre and Guillaume Philip made their first rosé in 2005. It was a huge success and the pair now make an entire range of pale pink wines. This one is my favourite and a better buy than all the competition.
Vibrant red fruit flavours of cherry, strawberry and rosehip. Great with canapes.
Recently listed from Provence is an excellent rose from producers Guillaume & Virginie, who have a wonderful vineyard on the lower slopes of the Saint Victoire. Their cutting edge winemaking produces the famous 2017 MIP (Made in Provence), a superb clean, crisp rose and the perfect complement to any fine, warm weather, pre-dinner drinks or alfresco light lunches. MIP is a mix of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, and the wine is pale and striking, with fresh citrus fruit aro- mas and the palate is gloriously dry with a hint of red fruits.
It's the rime of year for rose, but rather than push you into buying just one epic wine, I have decided to pitch two cheeky candidates - one for posh guests and one for uninhibited glugging. MIP started off its life in the latter category, many moons ago, and it has graduated, every vintage, to a higher plane. In 2017 it has arrived on the plateau of excellence and when wines step up to this mark, their flavours are not simply about fruitiness or juiciness but about balance, freshness and length. This is sheer class and it will go with any summer dish imaginable.
This is classic Provence stuff made from Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. i presume that the title refers, in part, to the inoculation into the wine of a specific yeast which promotes bonbon sweet-like flavours. The bonbon notes are very much there and underpinned by tropical fruit aromas of mango with rosehip coming thorough on the palate.
The abbreviated name, as you might have guessed, stands for Made in Provence. It’s so pale that it’s barely pink at all, and its flavours of lemon and thyme are more white wine than rosé - so it’s might be best suited if you prefer white wines. BBC Good Food (lien)
Mouth-watering Provençal pink, with oodles of juicy, citrus, pink peppercorn and rosehip zing.
Meaning « bright pink » after its fantastic colour, packs a punch with an intense juiciness that stems from its vibrant red fruit flavours of cherry, strawberry and slight hint of rosehip. A delicious accompaniment to canapes.
An absolutely delicious, juicy, pink peppercorn and rosehip charmer.
Fine, red berry-fruited, pale pink made from cinsault, syrah and grenache.
Rosé can sometimes complement lighter Asian spicing, particularly salads or some Chinese foods, such as baked fish or even dishes like Singapore noodles, very well, but be sure to choose a very dry, mineral herb and orange peel scented Provencal rosé, rather than a fruitier Italian or New World version. There will be many more appearing on the shelves in the coming months as the weather, hopefully, improves, but the Le Petit Diable, Cotes Du Provence 2016, with its blend of syrah, cinsault and grenache is exactly the right kind to seek out.