2015 Chateau des Bertrands

Well the weather here in Newfoundland is dull with RDF (rain, drizzle and fog) and the Rose selection seems to be getting worse every year, nevertheless, rose is still a go to style for me. Not even just in the summer but also throughout the rest of the year. The fact is, many roses, especially the more full-bodied ones, can pair with just about any food. This makes Rose not just a great choice for patio sipping but also for lighter BBQ’d dishes, cheeses and so much more. FullSizeRender

Provence is said to have some of the best Rose in the world and I believe it. While this isn’t the best one from the region I’ve ever had it’s still incredibly delicious. On the nose this wine has a striking balance of citrus, stone fruit and red fruits. Namely, lemon, white peaches and wild strawberries. Wet stone minerality and citrus blossoms are also present to provide this wine further interest. With predominantly Grenache along with a warm growing season this wine is a little more full-bodied and rounded when compared to some others that I’ve tried from 2016. At 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah the wine comes in at 13.5% alcohol. It’s quite the delicious wine, which could prove dangerous at that percentage of alcohol. Nevertheless, this wine to me hits the spot, especially in a market where premium rose is almost non-existent.