91 Insider Points
Expect lush strawberry and watermelon on the nose, with a perfect balance between the intense fruit and vibrant acidity on the palate. The wine has a big presence but manages to come across as delicate at the same time. You can enjoy this all summer long, and through 2018. - DZ Jul 2017
This direct import from Coteaux Varois en Provence has us believing pale pink is what everlasting dreams are made of. Elegant, fresh and citrusy, it’s charming beyond belief. And with Provence roots dating back to the gallo-roman era, this label is everything that built the attractive region.
Prestige in a glass. The Le Baron label is produced by the historical Domaine de Fontlade. While the estate’s steep history in Provence makes its wines recognizable by many, our Sourcing Team still considers it one of the region’s hidden gems. Why? Because its modern upgrades in winemaking have put it on the map for excellent quality in recent years, something it hasn’t always been able to claim.
A Rosé by any other name. This Rosé is named for the current owner’s father, the Baronne Philippe de Montremy who bought the estate in 1942 along with Pérégrinage.
Pretty in pink. We couldn’t ask for a more exciting region than Coteaux Varois. The key Provence appellation is a far southeast area of France that sings of quality, cool-climate Rosé. And with 85% of the region’s total output being the pretty pink sipper, there is a lot of delicious Rosé to choose from. That’s where our Sourcing Team does their job sublimely, they’ve made us all giddy with this direct import.
Classic Cinsault-Grenache. This wine is made from some first-class southern French varietals. The two light bodied grapes display what could easily be their most important expression with this Rosé. Fruit-driven, aromatic and structurally sound, we can’t wait for another glass!
Pale pink rosé, with an elegant blend of citrus and pineapple and a small amount of red fruit. Nice minerality and pleasant acidity. Long lasting freshness.
From the winery..
Documented since the 10th Century AD, but probably dating back to the Roman times, our two estates lie along the former Roman road the Via Aurelia.Up the the late 18th centry AD both were owned by the famous Abbaye de Saint Victor --once the richest Abbey in Provence.The present owner's father bought the two estates in 1942 and they have remained in her hands since then.In 2000 the wine making equipment was thoroughly renovated and modernized and new wine making techniques were introduced.
Fresh sautéed gambas; as an apéritif with houmous , barbecued steak, pizzas, cheese soufflé…also chinese food, and sushi.