Style: Dry Rose Vintage: 2018 ABV: 12.5%
Appellation: IGP Méditeranée Varietal: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Region: Provence County: France
About This Wine: My Essential is a project founded by renowned Master Sommelier Richard Betts in 2013. Richard wanted to create a line of crowd-pleasing, affordable, yet highly commendable wines to live up to his motto that “wine is a grocery, not a luxury.”
This rosé hails from an area of Provence about 40 kilometers from the picturesque town of Aix. We work with two vineyards, both of which are planted to Grenache and Cinsault with just a bit of Syrah. Importantly, we grow these grapes specifically to make rosé (as is the tradition in the South of France). Vinification is straight to press with the red grapes and everything is whole-bunch pressed and fermented. After a short rest in tank the wine is bottled. The result is a wine that smells like only French rosé can: red fruits and brisk sea air. It’s delicious, refreshing and eminently quaffable. Enjoy.