Provence is of course legendary for their dry Rose, but in many ways it can suffer from being TOO general in its coverage. The region is extremely diverse in geography and environment, so to broadly lump all the wines together into one description and idea is a disservice. Over time they are starting to recognize more and more sub-regions that make sense, and wineries in those regions are taking advantage. Pierrevert is well into the interior of Provence among the forests and mountain ranges; if you are a Tour de France fan, stages 16 and 17 are very close to Pierrevert, though the vineyards are obviously in the flatter areas. While still enjoying the warmth and Mediterranean climate, the mountains bring a cooling influence, especially in the evening, that allows the wines to develop better acidity and a unique freshness. This rose uses the classic Provencal red grapes (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault) as well as the white grape Vermentino. Salmon colored in the glass, there is plenty of subtle delicate fruit and savory herb aromas, as well as hints of white citrus and a slightly meaty tone that carries over from some of the red wines of the region as well, a bit of a regional signature. Surprisingly round and mouth-filling yet still fresh across the palate with no one big or dominant flavor, just many light layers of dried fruits and herbs passing through. This is a wine that doesn't try to be more than it should be, which makes it that much more satisfying and enjoyable, the perfect thing to break out in the heat of the next 6-8 weeks, if not beyond.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!