2016 Chateau de Roquefort, Rose “Corail” Cotes de Provence, France.
The new Chateau de Roquefort Cotes de Provence Rose Corail is a brilliant and refreshing pink with a depth of flavor that over delivers in this price range with a brisk dry character and mineral driven charm. Grown on chalky soils with some silex giving additional complexity and vitality to the Chateau de Roquefort Rose, which is a cuvee of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Vermentino crafted to be a pure and crisp wine. The lovely 2016 Chateau de Roquefort Rose Cotes de Provence starts with vibrant grapefruit, vivid sour cherry, watermelon, strawberry and rosewater along with liquid mineral, pepper spice and hints of crushed stones and wild garrigue. Delightfully lifting, but with nice layering, it’s a really well made Rose that out performs it’s price, keep an eye out for this very fun wine.
($16 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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