Chateau de Roquefort Grele Rose 2012

Rose from Provence, France

$19.99
Item No. 125883
  • pink & rosé
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

July 1st, 2012, a hailstorm of incredible violence destroyed the totality of Chateau de Roquefort's 62 acres of vines. It only took 7 minutes for Raimond de Villeneuve to loose 100% of the 2012 harvest. Doubting the extend of the damage, neighbors and fellow growers stopped by and were stricken by what they saw. One of them offered part of his crop, followed by a second, then a third, some giving him a plot of vines, others grapes or must. An idea took root: creating a special cuvee, blending wine from diverse appellations in the Rhone and Provence, labelled under IGP Mediterranee.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of carignan, cinsault, grenache, mourvedre, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and rolle. Pale orange. High-pitched aromas of orange zest, strawberry and white flowers, with a chalky mineral overtone. Delicate and precise on the palate, offering tangy citrus and red fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows impressive cut and lift on the spicy finish, with the mineral and floral notes echoing. "
90 Points

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Learn About Provence

Not just a destination for tourists and movie stars, Provence makes some delicious and easy-drinking wines. Most of these wines are rose - a dry, pale, pink style rose. The climate here is Mediterranean, with most of the vines planted on southern facing slopes to avoid the fierce Mistral winds. Thirteen varieties are permitted in the region, the most important for rose being...

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Learn About Rose

Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...

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