Miss Rosé 2019 ~ Provence, France
Premium Provence Rosé from Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Akos Forczek "If you like Whispering Angel, you will love Miss! This premium Provencal rosé is wonderfully refreshing with red fruit and floral characteristics. Time on its lees during maturation adds complexity, giving the wine a silky texture and a lingering, mouthwatering finish."
The Winemaker “An attack of fresh raspberry and white flower. The mouth is smooth and fresh with a limestone finish. An ideal rosé to combine with seafood and white meat."
Grenache 70%, Cinsault 20%, Counoise 10%
Clos des Centenaires the winery which makes Miss Rosé was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of Provence and France’s Southern Rhone.
Provence is a wine region in the far southeastern corner of France best known for the quality of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild climate. The vineyards of Provence cover an area of France's south-eastern coastline that measures roughly 200 kilometres from east to west. In this definitively Mediterranean climate – no Provencal vineyard is more than 55km (25 miles) from the Mediterranean – the vines enjoy around 3000 sunshine hours per year.
Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain, it is rosado and in Italy Rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.