Chateau Laballe – Terres Basses Rosé 2017– South of France - France
4 Stars - Harpers Wines Stars France 2018
Gold Medal - Sélection Mondiale des Vins Canada June 2017 (2016 Vintage)
2 stars - Guide Hachette des rosés 2016-2017 (2015 Vintage)
The Winemaker - "Fresh and mineral mouth with a nice acidity and a good length...A nice pale pink color, subtle and intense nose with unique notes of blackcurrant and raspberry."
Château Laballe was established in 1820 and is world famous for its Armagnac. Established by Jean-Dominique Laudet, it was one of the first estates to export its products globally; to New York in the 1920s. By the 1970's Château Laballe, lead by Noel Laudet of Château Beychevelle fame, began producing Rosé.
The winery is in its eight generation of being family owned and managed. It produces wines with a complex winemaking and assembly. It's wines are characterized by the mineral note of the Estate's well regarded terroir.
South of France is the largest rosé-producing area in the world, known for its highly individual rosé style which is differentiated from the sweeter, fruitier rosés of the New World.