Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose 2021
Bargemone is among the foremost estates in Aix-en-Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous.
The Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the 13th century and today the winery is home to a proud viticulture tradition and more than 160 acres of organically grown vineyards. This is blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Sauvignon Blanc, all harvested by hand and at night to keep freshness. It’s super expressive nose of grapefruit, lemongrass, and exotic fruit. This is a rosé of reference, to be enjoyed on its own or with everything from cheese and charcuterie plates, to salads, poultry, and seafood.
Blend: 40% Grenache, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Sauvignon-Blanc.
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A fantastic source of dry rosés from the usual red Rhône varieties, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence is a coastal, hilly region whose variations in elevations and microclimates make it ideal for viticulture. Red and a small amount of white wines, also made from Rhône grape varieties, are found here as well.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.