Chateau d’Or et de Gueules ‘Les Cimels’ Rose Organic
The new 2020 vintage is as light as a Provence Rose. 40% Cinsault, 40% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. Fermented straight from the press, no extra skin contact!
Previous vintages all won accolades;
Best Roses 2016 – Sunday Express.
“With a pale salmon pink colour this attractive rose is bright and zippy but also has some warm, savoury spiciness. There’s a lively twist to it and it would make a fine partner for food.” Sunday Express
“Irresistible. Pink Summer classic.” – SundayTimes
Recommended previously also in The Sunday Times as a “party wine that won’t give you a headache.” They can’t all be wrong, can they’ The colour is so lovely I could happily just look at it let alone drink it. Forget the old, sweet unfashionable rosés of the past; this is a dry, refreshing blend of predominantly Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvèdre which has no oak aging. Deliciously thirst-quenching, strawberry fruit flavours. You will not want to put it down.
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Light & Fruity light-and-fruityFrance france2020 2020750 ml 750-ml11%-12.5% 11-12-5
Selected from the best parts of the vineyard, this is a blend of Syrah, Carignan and Mourverdre. Each varietal is kept apart and aged in 500 litre oak barrels for 12 months. Only then do they decide upon the final blend. Once made, the finished wine is aged for yet another 12 months in those same barrels before bottling. Only 10% of the barrels are new wood, so there’s no “in your face ” oakiness here!
Diane only releases this wine if she feels it is up to her highest standards of quality. So, no 2002 vintage ‘ it was all sold off in bulk to the ‘négociants’. The 2003 vintage was a cracker. No 2004 vintage either; that, too, was not good enough, the 2005, 2007 and 2009s brilliant…as was the 2011.
And then along came the equally scrumptious 2103, and the super 2015 and now the fab 2016. What more can I say? Drink now to 2026 (really!)
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Red Blends red-blendsBig & Robust Reds big-and-robust-redsFrance france2016 2016750 ml 750-ml14%+ 14