The sweet fragrant nose (not particularly inviting to me) transitioned, rather surprisingly, into a palate dominated by lovely pink grapefruit with notes of lime and kiwi and a particularly nice underlying minerality. It is a very refreshing–great acidity– rosé but perhaps lacking the finesse expected of a wine at this price point. The wine is well-balanced but I suspect that all elements will integrate more fully as time passes.
The blend is Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in 500-liter Burgundian oak barrels to add complexity. The Grenache is fermented in stainless steel to preserve freshness.
|Appellation||Côtes de Provence|
|Winery||Château Grand Boise|
|Varietal||Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Pairs with||Roasted chicken, seafood, shellfish|
|Available in USA?||Yes|
|Average Bottle Price||$33.00|
|Date of Notes||01/01/1970|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV)||13%|