Hampton Water Rose 2018
Clean and fresh, with bursts of bright red fruit flavors (cherries, strawberries, and watermelon), balanced acidity, a touch of minerality and a long, dry and refreshing finish.
Hand-picked by the finest wine makers the South of France has to offer, Hampton Water Wine is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes. What that all means is this wine is the perfect companion for any occasion. To be enjoyed with finger food, salads or seafood.
Watch a virtual wine tasting of Hampton Water Rose with global rock icon Jon Bon Jovi, renowned winemaker Gerard Bertrand, and Hampton Water creator Jesse Bongiovi. Watch the tasting here.
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This rosé, made from 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, smells light and fresh right off the bat, with mediumintense notes of wild strawberries, white peach and just a touch of white chocolate. The medium-weight palate offers enough acidity to lift the ripe peach, melon and red currant flavors, with a slight melon rind pithiness on the close. It’s well balanced and easy to like.
Born in 2017, Hampton Water is the fruit of the collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi, Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand. Hampton Water captures the spirit shared between the Hampton and the South of France : enjoying life and a good bottle of wine to share with friends. This beautiful wine reflects the South of France know-how and terroir paying a tribute to the Hamptons and South of France Art de Vivre. On his first vintage the wine was rated 90 points by the Wine Spectator and made the TOP 100 list confirming the quality and success of the wine. Hampton Water, made in France, enjoyed everywhere. Jon Bon Jovi tells the story behind the project with Gérard Bertrand. "He understands that wine is like a good song, it can bring people together" -Jon Bon Jovi.
An extensive appellation producing a diverse selection of good-quality and value-priced wines, Languedoc spans the Mediterranean coast from the Pyrenees mountains of Roussillon all the way to the Rhône Valley. Languedoc’s terrain is generally flat coastal plains, with a warm Mediterranean climate and frequent risk of drought.
Virtually every style of wine is made in this expansive region. Most dry wines are blends with varietal choice strongly influenced by the neighboring Rhône Valley. For reds and rosés, the primary grapes include Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. White varieties include Grenache Blanc, Muscat, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Macabéo, Clairette, Piquepoul and Bourbelenc.
International varieties are also planted in large numbers here, in particular Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The key region for sparkling wines here is Limoux, where Blanquette de Limoux is believed to have been the first sparkling wine made in France, even before Champagne. Crémant de Limoux is produced in a more modern style.
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.