Friday, July 10, 2009

Wine Review- 2008 Jules Cotes du Provence Rose

The best time to enjoy a nice refreshing rose is in the warmer months, but don’t let that be the only time you pop a cork on one of these crisp and clean wines. Since we have been in the 90’s for some time now, I can’t help but turn to more roses and this one was a nice find. This rose is a blend of syrah 30%, grenache 30%, carignan 20%, and cinsault 20% which achieves a nice level of acidity and balance. Since it is from the land of rose in Provence, there are strict rules and regulations that must be adhered to while making this wine. This special care makes for a special wine.

It has a nice pale salmon color and has some aromas of floral and melon. On the palate, you will find some citrus, cherry and minerals on the finish. This wine will go well with a wide variety of foods or could be a nice aperitif on a warm evening. This bottle retails for right at $15 but it tastes much more expensive!


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