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April 2012 WSR – Provence dégustation – Rose’s

A. Provence

1.Sparkling wine (from Provence region, sparklers are not part of the AOC)

Château de Saint Martin NV “Bulles de Rose”      pd 22.95 OG
Cinsault and Syrah
2. Côtes de Provence

a. Domaine Fontanyl 2010       pd 12.99 Sch.

b. Château d’Esclans “Whispering Angel”     pd 15.99 TW
Listed producer in Classement, wine rated at 14/20

c. Château d’Esclans 2009 “Garrus”
80-year old Grenache and Rolle Aged on oak 10 months. SRP Fr = 80€, retail US = 99.99
Listed producer in Classement, wine rated at 15/20
 
d. Domaine La Courtade 2010 “L’Alycastre”     pd 12.59 Sch.
Grenache, Tibouren, Mourvèdre
1-star producer in Classement, the 2010 rated at 16/20

e. Domaine St-André de Figuière 2010 Veilles Vignes   pd 19.99 Sch.
50% mourvèdre, 25% cinsault, 25% grenache
Listed producer in Classement, this wine rated at 14/20

f. Gassier Sables d’Azur 2011     SRP = $13 to $15

g. Domaine Sorin 2011 « Terra Amata »   SRP = $11.99
30% grenache, 15% cinsault, 15% mourvèdre, 15% syrah, 15% carignan, 8% rolle, 2% ugni

h. Château Peyrassol 2011        pd 17.99 K&L
i. Commanderie de Peyrassol 2011     pd 22.99 K&L

j. Saint Roch des Vignes 2010     pd 12.99 Gel
 50% Cinsault, 50% Grenache

k. Château Roubine 2011      SRP $19.99
 Cinsault, grenache, cabernet sauvignon, carignan, tibouren, syrah, mourvèdre

l. Château l’Afrique 2011
 60% grenache, 30% cinsault, 10% syrah

m. Château Léoube 2011
 Syrah, cinsault, grenache, mourvèdre

n. Domaine de Saint Ser « Prestige » 2011    SRP 18.99
 Cinsault 40%, grenache 30%, syrah, rolle
3. Coteaux Varois en Provence

a. Château Margüi 2011     SRP = $19.99 to 24.99
 50% cinsault, 50% grenache (Ecocert organic, bio next year)
4. Coteaux d’Aix Provence

a. Domaine La Rabiotte 2010        pd unk. TW
 70% grenache, 20% cinsault, 10% syrah

b. Château du Seuil 2010       pd 11.69 Sch.
 40% syrah, 40% grenache, 20% cabernet sauvignon

c. Château Vignelaure 2011 « La Source »
 50% grenache, 40% cinsault, 10% syrah  1-star producer in Classement, rated at 13.5/20
  
d. Château Vignelaure 2011    List price in France = 12.50€
 40% grenache, 30% syrah, 30% cabernet sauvignon
 1-star produer in Classement, rated at 14/20

e. Commanderie de la Bargemone 2011     SRP = $16 to $19
 36% grenache, 21% cinsault, 20% syrah, 17% cabernet saugvignon, 3% carignan, 3% ugni blanc

B. Bandol (is its own AOC, but surrounded by Provence AOC)

April 4, 2012 Posted by | California, France, Rose Wines | Leave a comment