• Chateau Routas Rose 2018 93

    Chateau Routas Rose 2018

    Provencal Rose

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    93pts James Suckling

    #1 Rose - Rose of Thailand Tasting 2019

    "The palate shows some good density and the fruit/acid balance is played out nicely. Medium-bodied and sleek and refreshing. Makes you come back for more. Routas on the money as always." ~ James Suckling

    From one of Provence's top producers, we bring you the latest Chateau Routas Rosé. We think you'll love it. Belly up to a beautifully chilled bottle of this Routas and enjoy a platter of assorted charcuterie, some French Picholine olives, and crusty bread with a couple of disks of Cabecou de Poitou cheese. Some days, that's all we need. If you're not hungry yet, it is a delicious apéritif all by itself. If you're in the mood for more, the lovely ripe fruit, floral notes and perfect minerality of this Provencal treasure pairs gorgeously with grilled shrimp, roast pork, fish, salads and even roast turkey! This Chateau Routas is terrific with a light meal of tarragon grilled shrimp over a composed salad. Throw on some grilled asparagus and a lemony vinaigrette and you can't go wrong. Grilled pork tenderloin with an apple-ginger chutney will bring out its fruit like a pro. If you didn't start with the delicious Cabecou de Poitou, it is a wonderful close to what will surely have been a memorable meal. Venez nos amis! Buvons un peu de Rosé!

    James Suckling: "The nose here is immediately captivating with its freshness, focus and interest. It suggests sea salt, thyme, freshly squeezed nectarines and a touch of well-executed, lifted citrus. The palate shows some good density and the fruit/acid balance is played out nicely. Medium-bodied and sleek and refreshing. Makes you come back for more. Routas on the money as always. Drink now." May 2019

    Designated #1 Rose. "This is our #BestRoseThailand and an amazing value, vibrant Rose that will appeal massively to wine drinkers around the world." 2019 Rose of Thailand Tasting Instagram post

    Robert Parker, Jr.: "One of the best wine producers in Provence."

    Food & Wine:   Top 500 Pivotal Wineries in the World.  "The go-to producer in the Coteaux Varois."

    Winery: "Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish."

    Bottle 750ml, screw cap
    Varietal 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah
    Alcohol                  
    12.5%
    Aging 3 months stainless steel & neutral barrels
    Region Coteaux Varois en Provence, France