Full Review

Retrofollies

Retrofollies
2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Lamb Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$12.99
Best Buy
2017 Best Rose Wine, 2017 Best French Rose Wine

Retrofollies
2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Lamb Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty pink coral color. Floral, attractive aromas of spring blossom, juicy bartlett pear, raspberry, and clove with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a complex, very long raspberry, currant, key lime pie, and chervil finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious and perfumed rose with a great sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spring blossom, juicy bartlett pear, raspberry, and clove
Taste Flavor: raspberry, currant, key lime pie, and chervil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and perfumed rose with a great sense of place.

The Producer

Ravoire & Fils

The Producer
225 Avenue de la Gare
Le Grand Jardin, Lauris, 84360
France
33 -490087620

Their Portfolio

87 Chateau Saint Hipployte 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Domaine Bel Eouve 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $13.99.
88 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13% (France) $13.99.
85 Domaine Bolchet 2016 Costières de Nimes 13% (France) $11.99.
89 Domaine Fontanyl 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Domaine La Rabiotte 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
93 Domaine Saint-Ferreol 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13% (France) $11.99.
90 Florette 2015 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Jas Des Vignes 2015 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 14% (France) $9.99.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2016 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.99.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2017 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $12.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $11.99.
89 Manon 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
84 Manon 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
96 Retrofollies 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2015 Red , Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
84 Rhône to the Bone 2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Rhône to the Bone 2016 Red, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $15.99.
88 Rhône to the Bone 2017 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
86 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.99.

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).