Roses 2016 : Stars of the Summer

Rose is probably the most delicate wine to produce. The Rose color is achieved by the duration of skin contact, temperature and maceration. It is in this process that lies the secret of its color, aromas and elegance.

Here is our selection of Rose 2016, irresistible and essential for the summer of 2017.


Miraval 2016, Cotes de Provence

Miraval Rose 2016 has a beautiful pale pink rose petal color with elegant and shiny reflections. The nose is expressive and expresses aromas of fresh fruits and spring flowers. On the palate, the Miraval Rose 2016 reveals a fresh acidity combined with a great minerality. The briny finish is confirmation of this wonderful salinity.


Caves d'Esclans
Whispering Angel 2016, Cotes de Provence

Whispering Angel 2016 is a blend of Grenache, Rolle and Cinsault. The grapes are harvested from sunrise to noon. Then they are vigorously sorted. Whispering Angel is vinified in stainless steel tanks, and stirred twice a week.

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Noble Hill
Mourvedre Rose 2016, Simonsberg-Paarl

The Noble Hill Mourvedre Rose began with a bold move six years ago in their vineyards. Because Mourvedre grows well in hot climates, this made for very vigorous growth in the Noble Hill vineyards in South Africa. It was for this reason that estate decided to remove every other row of vines in the small vineyard block. This bold move paid off, giving the vines more space which allowed for a better balance between growth and fruiting. The Noble Hill Mourvedre Rose has a salmon pink color with flavors ranging from rose water and strawberries to black currant. The crisp dry finish of this wine make it a great pairing for Braai (Afrikaans for "barbeque" or "grill").


Chateau Pigoudet
Pigoudet Premiere 2016, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

Chateau Pigoudet Premiere 2016 is a beautifully fresh Rose produced from typical grape varieties from the Cotes de Provence: Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault. This Rose has a pale pink color with clear reflections. Elegant aromas of chalk, strawberries and spring flowers overflow from the glass. A charming Rose at a remarkable price!


Chateau Coussin
Chateau Coussin 2016, Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire

Chateau Coussin rose 2016 is a pale pink color with clear reflections. In the nose, floral (hawthorn) and fruity aromas (blueberries) develop. The wine is fine, delicate and fatty. Chateau Coussin rose 2016 reveals an extremely long and consistent finish.


Chateau Sainte Marguerite
Symphonie 2016, Cotes de Provence

Chateau Sainte Marguerite Rose called Symphonie is pretty unique in style. It is a classified growth since 1955 and it is very consistent on the palate. Symphonie from chateau Sainte Marguerite is definitely the best partner to accompany your summer recipes. Fresh and subtle on the nose, the palate is floral and brighten up by a racy acidity.


Saint Andre de Figuiere
Premiere de Figuiere 2016, Cotes de Provence

The Domaine Saint Andre de Figuiere Premiere Rose is a traditional blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault and Grenache harvested from the Cotes de Provence. Destemmed and pressed at low pressures the first press juice is selected and the lees are left to settle at a low temperature to retain the freshness of the varietals. The Domaine Saint Andre de Figuiere Premiere Rose has a bouquet of citrus fruit, red fruit and a hint of spice. An elegant rose of finesse and roundness with a silky smooth finish.