2016 Clos Beylesse Cotes de Provence Rosé

SKU #1299792

A blend of 60% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 30% Grenache, the unusual indigo-colored bottle is utilized as a UV filter in order to maintain the wine's fresh profile for as long as possible. Made with an unusually high attention to detail for a rosé, the grapes were hand-harvested into small bins before being carefully sorted in the gravity-fed cellar. The is a delicious and sensual rosé with an exotic perfume of candied violets, lilies, and strawberries.

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2017 | Send Email
When we first brought in Clos Beylesse, I questioned the distinctive blue bottle format they used. The winery uses this special UV bottle to protect the wine from any light degradation and increase its longevity. Having tasted a couple of back vintages, freshness is definitely preserved. Now, completely on board, the Clos Beylesse Côtes de Provence Rosé is functionally one of the most distinctive rosés each year (and not because of the bottle). The 2016 has expressive aromas of ruby grapefruit, kumquats and Seascape strawberries. A long thread of minerality and acidity unite the flavors, making for one of our top rosés in this or any season.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Provence

- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5