Basic Information – Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017

Producer – Aldi Exquisité Collection

Vintage – 2017

Region – France – Provence

Varietal – Grenache

Pricing – $8.00

Alcohol – 13.5%

Appearance

This wine is clear and pale salmon in color.

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with a pronounced intensity of aromas. Aromas consist of raspberry, strawberry, melon, banana and a steel like note. This wine is youthful.

Taste/Palate

This wine is dry with high acidity and medium (-) body. The flavor profile is pronounced and consists of citrus and melon notes followed by that subtle banana/tropical note. This has a medium length finish with some mineral.

Overall Experience

This Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017 had balance, complexity and intensity, however I found the finish to be a bit short. This is a very good wine (at a great price point) that is made to drink now and not suitable for aging.

Pairings

Food – BBQ Meats, Spicy Food

Cigar – E.P. Carrillo Especial

Publication Ratings

International Wine Challenge – One of the World’s Best Rosé – 2016 Vintage