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2007 Coteaux d'Aix Rosé Commanderie de la Bargemone (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Commanderie de la Bargemone commanderie-bargemone.com   details
Appellation: Coteaux d'Aix - Provence - France (AOC)
Type: rose
Varietal: Syrah - Grenache - Cinsault - Carignan
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$14.39
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 29, 2008 , from a member
88 points
rated: July 17, 2008 , http://www.lvrj.com/living/7079046.html
"Provence offers a just right, light and airy wine for spring -- With temperatures rising, it is a good time of year to enjoy a chilled rose wine. While rose wines are completely different in style and taste from the so-called "blush" wines from California many Americans are used to drinking, rose wines have both charm and finesse that are worth seeking out. Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose is from Provence, France, which is known for its light, airy rose wines that are easy to drink and a perfect match for the cuisine from this region. Because the pressed grape juice stays in contact with the grape skins for a short period of time, the wine does not turn red, but rather a deep, almost salmon orange-pink color. The vinification takes place without the use of wood and is usually faster than that employed for the red wines made from these grapes varietals. We therefore get all the nice fruit, but without the "interference" of oak so the wine stays bone dry. It would even work well as an aperitif all on its own. Most Popular Stories # BRUSH WITH WEALTH: LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH # KEEPING COOL: SWEAT CITY # RESTAURANT REPORT # TASTE OF THE TOWN: Readers looking for favorite things # Busting Out # FEAR AND LOAFING: MOVING VIOLATION (Mover) # LIFE ON THE COUCH: Socialite Kardashian is reality shows' common denominator # Problems in '1776' lie with director # Hospice patients receive wish for final encore # THE LIST: DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week In the glass, this Bargemone Rose wine is an antique rose color with streaks of salmon pink. It is a clean, crisp-looking wine with medium-high viscosity and good orange to clear rim definition. On the nose, there are soft cypress notes, with red stone fruit, strawberries, red currant juice, crushed cranberries, minerals and wet rock. In the mouth, the wine is fruity and lively on the palate with just a touch of upfront sweetish strawberry coulis, then white cranberry juice without the sugar, pomegranate seeds and currants. The midpalate is rounded and zesty, but shows nice balance between the fruit and acidity and has a charming element of dryness that leads to a fine dry fruit finish. This is an ideal wine for seafood or fish dishes, and would be something special to serve when you are tired of white wine. It should be served chilled to 52 degrees Fahrenheit and will drink well during the next one to two years."
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