Provence rosé: pale and exotic

25 July, 2008

A French winery owned by an Australian former investment banker and his French wife has released a

Provence rosé.

Château Pontet-Bagatelle in Coteaux d'Aix en Provence has launched La Rosée de Bagatelle - which means "the dew of Bagatelle"

via online retailer fromvineyardsdirect.com.

Garry and Sabine Stephen bought the estate in 2006, invested in state-of-the-art vinification technology and hired oenologist Bernadette Tourrel to make the Grenache/Syrah blend under the Coteaux d'Aix en Provence AOC.

It is very pale pink and has redcurrant, peach and exotic fruit flavours, according to its makers. It retails at £7.95 and has 14% abv.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Looking back to look forward

Wine is a liquid time capsule. Drinking older vintages not only recalls the weather conditions and winemaking styles of the past, it encourages us to reflect upon our own histories. Such reminiscence often inclines towards romanticised nostalgia. Especially after the second bottle. But looking back is a great way of learning about the future.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter