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The new battle for your summer bottle is Rosé, with amazing shaped bottles, over the top formats and now wallet busting fine wines
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Dear <<First Name>>,

The latest battle ground in the vineyards is Rosé  
First there was the cheap fresh easy drinking, lightly pressed juice (producing a subtle shade of pink), designed to be consumed during the long lazy summers in the South of France.

Then from the top producers, elaborately designed bottles and outrageous large formats came to our shelves in a bid for you to spend more money on
rosé. 
Next, ski bunnies were found popping corks on the slopes and dancing on tables to top DJ's in the best mountains resorts, the
rosé was in ascension.

Gaining in world recognition,
rosé is no longer considered the cheap aperitif for consuming only when the sun comes out (with optional ice cube!).
Incredibly, there are number of well respected wine producing countries all with
rosé in their arsenal.

Now, they are aiming for the Fine Wine consumer!
Apparently, rosés account for only about 10% of global wine production. France boasts 28% of the world’s total rosé wine production, and is therefore the runaway leader in this category (the French region of Provence alone accounts for 5.5% of global production), followed by the US (17%), Spain (15%), Italy (10%) and South Africa (6%). The latter country has recorded the largest annual percentage increases of rosé production in recent years (as much as 12% total volume per year). By contrast, the world’s biggest exporter is Spain (42%), followed by Italy (16%) and France (14%)
There is now is myriad of rosé wines produced in different countries, grapes, styles, colours and prices.
Whilst Provence still leads in sales there is a chasing pack from a number of new countries and regions, all vying for that all important place at the table this summer.

Last year Chateau l'Hospitalet (Gerard Bertrand) launched a new
rosé breaking the 100 euro per bottle barrier and now it seams the flood gates have opened. Recently it was announced that Chateau Miraval will be breaking more records when it comes to rosé production.

In the meantime we have a selection of the very best
rosé France has to offer and all in summer party format, the magnum.

Chateau Miraval is a personal favourite and the celebrity couple ownership should be put to one side, as it is made by one the very best Rhone producing families - Perrin of Chateau Beaucastel fame.
Next up we have Chateau d'Esclans who produce the record breaking Whispering Angel, with a production of 4.6m in 2018 and respectable critical acclaim to match. 
Last but no means least, the previous god farther of the top quality Rose from Domaine Ott, with its sexy bottle and numerous critical plaudits.
All available from stock in the UK and ready for delivery before the schools break up!
Tucked away in its own private valley in the ancient village of Correns – the first organic village in France – Miraval covers 500 hectares of land in the heart of Provence.
The magnificent Château is set in a cirque surrounded by ancient woods, olive trees, vineyards and abundant water supply. Lush wildlife combines with the beautiful Provencal climate and quality Mediterranean lifestyle to reveal an enchanting oasis.
Miraval sits at the foot of Via Aurelia – an extensive route built to facilitate Roman expansion in the 3rd century BC – representing centuries of history. 
Following Celtic settlement and Roman occupation, the property served as host to monastic practice and as home to members of the French Court, appearing in the Registry of Noble Houses in the 14th century.
In 1970, the well-known jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier took ownership of Miraval, turning it into a recording studio – Le Studio de Miraval.

Miraval Cote de Provence Rosé

Blend - Grenache, Syrah, Vermentino & Cinsault

Miraval rosé is a wonderful blend of fruits aromas and freshness, made on an exceptional terroir in Provence
Issued from the Château’s best parcels (Muriers, Longue,Romarin), and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of Provence.
Soil:- Clay & Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day.
Pricing
 
2016
£ 130.00 per 6 magnums (150cl)


£ 31.12 bottle price
(inc Duty & VAT)
Pricing
 
2017
£ 150.00 per 6 magnums (150cl)


£ 35.12 bottle price
(inc Duty & VAT)
Josh Raynolds
(Vinous.com) - 91 pts

 
"Limpid orange-pink. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry and blood orange scents along with suggestions of succulent herbs and flowers. Fleshy, supple and dry on the palate, offering sappy red berry and tangerine flavors that are given lift and definition by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes with strong, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a touch of honeysuckle behind."
Clos Mireille Rosé

Blend - Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

A bright personality, this wine is a reflection of its terroir on the coast facing the Mediterranean, a land of schists completely free of limestone. Working with the ocean spray, the dry hillside air and generous sunshine, the salty soil helps shape the singular, elegant character of a young vineyard with a passionate heart.
The wine is a very pale pink highlighted, depending on the vintage, with golden, orange and even vermilion tints. Its bouquet reveals fresh fruit (mango, melon) punctuated with lemony notes. On the palate, its freshness develops through citrus aromas around a resolutely mineral core before ending with a subtly persistent finish.
Pricing
 
2016
£ 260.00 per 6 magnums (IB)


£ 57.12 bottle price
(inc Duty & VAT)
Joe Czerwinski
(Wine Advocate) - 93 pts

 
"The archetypal pale Mediterranean rosé, the Cotes de Provence Rose Clos Mireille boasts briny aromas evocative of the sea, with pink grapefruit, cherry and lime notes. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it's medium-bodied but feels lighter, with a clean, refreshing finish that includes hints of wet stones, peach and citrus. It's a terrific rosé for drinking this summer (or anytime)."
Rock Angel Rosé

Blend - Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino)

Grapes grown form the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache and Rolle.
Harvesting at sunrise to noon, the grapes which are used to make Rock Angel are sorted optically.
Destemming and slight crusing at 7-8 degrees to avoid oxidation.
Free run juice and first slight pressing. No maceration. Both free run juice and pressed juice partially vinified in demi-muids (600L barrels) and stainless steel, both temperature controlled.
Matthew Jukes - 18.5 pts
 
"The most serious & rewarding Rock Angel of all time"
Pricing
 
2017
£ 220.00 per 6 magnums (IB)


£ 49.12 bottle price
(inc Duty & VAT)
Jancis Robinson
 
"Beautifully balanced, lovely satin texture. Hugely appetising. A complex mouthful."
All wines are sold In Bond, exclude Duty, VAT, and delivery and subject to availability and final confirmation
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Clos Mireille Rosé
Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel Rosé
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