Rose season is here… it has snuck up on us this year, which is hard to believe considering we’ve been doing absolutely nothing. But with a Grand Final long weekend rolling in to a Melbourne Cup long weekend, rolling in to a festive season where we’ll be restricted to our backyards and local parks, we thought it was time to share some of our go to French Rose’s.
Both of these wines are from the vineyards of Provence in the south of France. The Couer Clementine is a classic style, with a light pink blush, some light and delicate berry, citrus and floral flavours and a touch of dry herb and salt. It is an easy and satisfying aperitif or afternoon bottle with friends and ticks the boxes of a light and savoury rose.
The Verget packs a bit more punch. It is made entirely from Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon which lends savouriness but also some weight and power. It is from a producer that is famous for powerful and layered Chardonnay wines from further north in Burgundy, so there is a bit more oomph in his style. In saying that, there is restraint and balance on show. It is easily enjoyed on its own but will go well with barbecue lunches and seafood salads. We hope you enjoy. If you prefer just one of the wines, please shoot us an email directly.
Couer Clementine Rose 2019
Couer Clementine, produced by a duo of Rose fanatics, is a winery dedicated to Rose. The Couer Clementine Rose is from a series of organically managed vineyards, on chalky clay soils in the heart of quality Provence vineyard land near the town of Puget-ville. It is produced traditionally in 100-year-old cellars, and delivers on the classic, bright, tangy, briny and delicate flavours and mouthfeel that you want from them refreshing style.
“Firm, crisp and balanced, it finishes dry and tangy with white pepper and floral notes and lovely length. Yet for all this, it’s a wine of joy. A wine of pleasure. A wine for drinking rather than thinking.” From the importer, Bibendum.
Verget Terre du Sud Rose 2018
Not your poolside Rose. Sourced from owner/ winemaker Jean Marie Guffen’s estate near the Apt mountains of Provence, this is a Rose of deep flavour, colour and power. Guffen is less of a fan of the delicate Provence Rose style, and still thinks Rose should have flavour and structure in spades, so he pushes the limit here and delivers a bold, juicy Rose with ripe berries and fresh herbs with a soft, chewy mouthfeel. It still has a racy freshness, but more flavour and presence on the palate, so suits the lunchtime table, grilled meats, grilled summer veggies and charred seafoods.