Chateau Beaulieu Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rose 2018
This traditional dry Provencal rosé is bright and fruit-forward with exotic fruit that remind of guava and papaya, and white floral aromas on the nose. It has body and structure, yet is fresh on the palate and beautiful minerality.
A versatile wine that pairs beautifully with a wide variety of seafood.
Blend: 40% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre
Dating back to the 16th Century, Chateau Beaulieu was historically home to the great noble families of Provence. It was purchased in 2000 by Pierre Guénant who made significant investments to restore the Chateau to its original glory, upgrade the vineyards, and innovate the viticultural and winemaking philosophy to create superior quality Provencal blends from 100% estate-grown fruit.
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 wine, also made from Rhône grape varieties, is 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.