Mission Codename Magnifique amitié
The moment we saw today’s Provence Rosé Group 2017 Urban Provence Rosé we knew that we had to try it. On pouring it into the glass, we marveled at its soft, pink hues. Lifting it to our noses, we were transported to France and on sipping the wine we were overcome with happiness. You must try this beautiful steal from the ôtes de Provence.
This Rosé is absolutely on point, with a picture perfect coloration of a Provencal rosé with its light pink hue that is the hallmark of generations of experience. The nose is clean and ripe with red berry notes such as wild strawberry and raspberry. There’s a white pepper note as well as watermelon and cantaloupe. The palate continues to accent the melon notes with the cantaloupe taking front and center with honeydew as well. The berry flavor is still there too with fresh-cut strawberries. There is also a perfumed floral quality of fresh roses in bloom. Super crisp, dry and refreshing on the palate - offering just enough mouthfeel to give it gravitas, while remaining playful and delicious throughout. Superb! This would be absolutely heavenly with slices of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto. You’ll be transported to Nice instantly!
The Côtes de Provence AOC is the largest appellation of the Provence wine region in south-eastern France. It comprises nearly 50,000 acres of vineyards, which produce the vast majority of Provence’s rosé wines.
Winemaker Alexis Cornu takes great pride in today’s wine - and every wine that he creates. He has spent his career making wines for some of France’s most respected estates, including his time spent in Bordeaux as the winemaker for Michel Roland’s personal estate, Château Fontenil, Maison Ginestet, André Lurton, and in Australia for Rosemount Estates. For the last 16 years, Alexis has been working to perfect his skills at making delicious Rosé wines in Provance.
Here’s what the wine press has to say.
90 Points - Josh Reynolds, Vinous - ” Extremely pale, vivid pink. Bright, racy and focused on the nose, displaying fresh red berry and orange zest scents and a suave floral overtone. Dry and light on its feet, offering tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a tangerine quality that builds as the wine opens up. Shows strong, minerally cut on the finish, which lingers with strong, floral-driven tenacity.”
Double Gold Medal, WSWA Tasting Competition of 2018
Gold Medal, Los Angeles International Wine Competition of 2018
Rogers Voss, Wine Enthusiast - “Ripe, soft and fruity, this is a rich, caramel-flavored wine. Its light acidity and warm rounded texture are easy on the palate, with a style that is just ready for food. Drink now.”
What the Winery Says
2017 Urban Provence Rosé
- Alexis Cornu
- Grenache Noir (45%)
- Cinsault (35%)
- Syrah (15%)
- Rolle (5%)
- Provence (France)
- AOP Côtes de Provence
- Ultimate Provence, UP, PDO Côtes de Provence, Rosé, 2017
- approx. 3.4
- < 1.5 g/L