Saturday, April 1, 2017

2016 Bargemone Rose

2016 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$18.99

(this wine has scored 90 or higher in The Wine Advocate for the past 3 years, always one of the best Rose wines made)
* Sustainably grown.
Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix, a small fine wine district in the larger appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition with more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards. Offering classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate, this is a rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine. 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon,15% Cinsault from 25+ year-old vines. 

Accolades from previous years!
91 pts, “Editors’ Choice” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine,7/16 (2015).
90 pts, “very good focus and persistence...” – JR, Vinous, 4/15 (2014).
90 pts, “A perennial favorite…” – JD, The WineAdvocate, 5/14 (2013).
90 pts, “One of my goto Provencal rosés” – The Wine Advocate, 6/13 (2012).
91 pts, “Editors’ Choice” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 7/12 (2011).
90 pts, “very good clarity and balance” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, 7/11 (2010).
92 pts, "invigoratingly bright and fresh" – Wine & Spirits Magazine, 8/10 (2009).
“has long been one of France’s most delicious rosés.” – R. Parker, The World’s Best Values under $25, 11/09.

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