Ch. de Saint Martin Cuvée Grande Reserve Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Cotes-de-Provence

Varietal   Rosé Blend

Retail Price   $25

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant pink color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are generous with ripe and tart red fruits with waves of Provence herbs and mineral notes.

Flavor

The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a red berry-centric core with flanking notes of mineral, fresh herbs, and citrus zest.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a steady thread of fresh acidity.

Cool Factor

A

We absolutely love vibrant and well-made Provence Rosé especially when it perfectly combines fruit and tart acidity.

Value Grade

C

We love to drink generous quantities of Rosé in the summer so we seek values. At $25 this pushes our comfort zone.

Analysis

This multi-layered and complex Rosé is made with a blend of: Grenache, Tibouren, Syrah, Cinsault, and Carignan. We love the generous fruit and the ideal balance. This is a classic wine from the Cotes-de-Provence in southeast France. Wine has been made here for at least 2,600 years and while many styles of wines are made here Rosé accounts for more than half of the total production. The beautiful and expansive Chateau de St-Martin estate covers 100 hectares with nearly half of the land under vine. 90 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled as an ideal summer aperitif or pair with summer salads and grilled fish.

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