Rameau d'Or "Golden Bough" Provence Rosé 2016 ~ Provence, France
The Winemaker "A delicate coloured rosé showing the traditional pale onion skin tones of rose from the sunny Provence area of Southern France. On the nose the wine offers a hint of wild strawberries and delicate spicy notes reminiscent of rose petal turkish delight. On the palate the wine shows immediate soft berry-fruit flavours that are immediately appealing. Then a hint of white pepper and fennel spice comes through providing a fresh, almost tangy finish which lingers on the palate."
George Orwell ''All rosés are equal but some rosés are more equal than others''
While there are not yet any critic reviews of this 2016 vintage, previous vintages have scored very well:
Raymond Chan 18/20 (2015 vintage)
Huon Hooke 95/100 (2015 vintage)
A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise. Rameau d’Or is a fantastical tale of enchantments, transformations and love. A magical golden bough from an enchanted garden was given to a prince, by an eagle, to awaken a sleeping princess. A bough so powerful that a single leaf from it would make one rich, young and beautiful. Unfortunately this prince was not the most handsome man in his kingdom. Choosing a full led soul over outer beauty, he and his newly awoken princess set about to transform the lives of those around them. This Provence rosé, like the prince, is also beautiful on the inside.