Chateau Montaud - Unexpected Cotes de Provence Pierrefeu Rose
This exceptional, pale and inviting Provence Rose is both elegant and fresh with mineral notes to underpin it and zesty citrus touches to enliven the palate. Generously fruited on the palate, it is rounded with red fruits dominant and it culminates in a long, refreshing finish. It makes a terrific aperitif but also is a perfect partner to seafood, shellfish and a wide variety of Provencal dishes. This is also available in magnum.
Subregion: Côtes De Provence Pierrefeu
Grape Variety: Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Cinsault 30%, Mourvèdre/Monastrell 10%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: A crisp and refreshing fruit salad
Drink With: Fish and seafood especially with a Provencal twist
Provence was where winemaking originated in France when the grapevine was introduce over 2,500 years ago. It continued with many invading armies adding there own unique touch to the region, the Romans, Gauls and then on to the clergy and in the abbeys and monasteries until we finally arrive at today.
Although there are many successful whites and reds from Provence, Rose seems to be king of the castle at present and sales are really developing in these days.
Robert Parker - Muskmelon, peach and dried spices mark the nose of Montaud's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose. Despite all the fruit up front, this medium-bodied effort seamlessly transitions into a dry, spice-driven finish lined with crushed stone. Nicely done.