Miraval Rose 2013
Rose from Provence, France
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Beautiful light pale pink color. On the nose, fantastic bouquet with delicate aromas of white fruits, just-picked strawberries and floral notes. The mouth is complex with raspberry and wild strawberry notes, wild herbs, citrus and wet stone flavors. It has a refreshing acidity, thanks to the altitude of the vineyards, and a round, long, vibrant finish.
Miraval is a joint venture between Famille Perrin and Hollywood A-listers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
"There is a lovely floral nose, soft fragrant roses, and from the first taste there is a delicate structure that deepens on the palate.
But, as the French would say 'il y a du vin' – meaning that there is a sense of power alongside the elegance,
a structure and a fresh acidity that gives the wine
persistency, with a grip of minerality that gives a
delicious mouthwatering finish."
"Clean, refreshing and classy, the 2013 Cotes de Provence Rose offers up plenty of strawberry and citrus-like aromas and flavors to go with a lightly textured, medium-bodied profile that's perfect for a hot summer day. Made by the Perrin Family (of Chateau Beaucastel), enjoy this beauty over the coming summer."
The Wine Advocate
"Pale orange. Fresh tangerine, strawberry and white flowers on the fragrant, mineral-accented nose. Silky and precise, offering tangy red fruit flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a white pepper nuance. Finishes clean, nervy and long, with excellent clarity and lingering minerality. This suave wine has the power to work with rich foods and the energy to give pleasure by itself."
International Wine Cellar
"A light, pure, steely style, with a rose petal and strawberry core, featuring white cherry notes backed by savory and stony hints on the finish. The finely beaded acidity lets this stretch out into a sneakily long finish. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle. Drink now."
Tasted this with my new best friend Wilfred Wong, here at the wine.com offices. Wonderful! I'm not usually a Rosé fan, but this one was richer and softer than others.
I love good rose, and this had a lovely nose, elegant structure and long, lovely finish. I initially tried it because I love anything Famille Perrin or Tablas Creek, and was wondering how the "celeb" Jolie-Pitt angle had influenced it. Assuming it would be good, but overpriced, I am glad to say I was wrong! Worth every penny (with my steward ship anyway), a beautiful wine from Provence. You should try the Tablas Creek Dianthus (if you can find it!) or the Patelin de Tablas (here at wine.com) if you like wonderful rose.
I've been wanting to explore some rose lately with the warmer weather and this really hit the spot.
Learn About Miraval
Tucked away in its own private valley in the ancient village of Correns - the first organic village in France - Miraval covers 500 hectares of land in the heart of Provence. The magnificent Chateau is set in a cirque surrounded by ancient woods, olive trees, vineyards and abundant water supply. Lush wildlife combines with the beautiful Provencal climate and quality Mediterranean...
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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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