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Retrofollies

Retrofollies
2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Lamb Turkey

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$12.99
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Retrofollies
2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Lamb Turkey

Category: Rosé

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. 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
Rose
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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).