Full Review

Domaine Cezanne

Domaine Cezanne
2017 Chevalier Torpez, Côtes de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26.99

Domaine Cezanne
2017 Chevalier Torpez, Côtes de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Brilliant steely pink color. Aromas of underripe strawberry, diced ripe cherry, thyme, and bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and an intriguing, medium-length lavender, violet, gravel, and citron and grapefruit zests finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A solid, very Provençal rose that will become a summer favorite.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: underripe strawberry, diced ripe cherry, thyme, and bell pepper
Taste Flavor: lavender, violet, gravel, and citron and grapefruit zests
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steamed Mussels, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, very Provençal rose that will become a summer favorite.

The Producer

Torpez Vignobles de Saint Tropez

The Producer
Avenue Paul Roussel
SAint Tropez, 83990
France
33 +33-6 71 475 915

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).