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Aimé Roquesante Rosé
Aimé Roquesante Rosé
Côtes de Provence

Style Rosé Country France Price $13
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
Website www.aime-roquesante.com

Overview We always take it as a good sign when a French wine producer’s website is only in French; it suggests that concern for marketing (at least across the Atlantic) isn’t trumping winemaking. That focus shows: for one thing, this wine is the pale salmon color we like in a rosé, rather than the terrifying neon pink of some wines we tasted. More importantly, the Roquesante manages to balance delicious fruit with refreshing acidity like only a Provençal rosé can. Just try to drink it without imagining Mediterranean beaches. We dare you.

Nose It’s a light, fresh strawberry—in marked contrast to the synthetic strawberry quality many lesser wines exhibit.

Mouth It’s full in the mouth, but the sharp acidity makes it feel lean and refreshing.
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