2015 Saint Honore Cotes De Provence La Londe RoseBlend from France
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Wine: "This noble vineyard surrounded by vines and delicately nestled between hills and sun, offers a typical seaside Rose. The nose is delicate with floral notes of Jasmin...
- 90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Very light orange. Lively, mineral-accented strawberry, tangerine and floral scents show very good clarity and pick up a subtle garrigue quality with air. Smooth and expansive on entry and then more taut in the midpalate, offering red berry and orange pith flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. Finishes long, minerally and spicy, leaving a bitter berry skin note behind."
"This noble vineyard surrounded by vines and delicately nestled between hills and sun, offers a typical seaside Rose.
The nose is delicate with floral notes of Jasmine. The palate is fresh and crisp, but nevertheless rich with acidulated aromas persistent thoughout the tasting. A distingushed elegant Rose, ideal wine to accompany any creative dishes." - Importer
"Chateau Saint-Honore is located in the seaside Cotes de Provence sub-appellation of La Londe between Hyeres and the Saint-Tropez Peninsula. The estate’s 160 acres of vines thrive on forested slopes amid oaks, pines and mimosa overlooking the Mediterranean’s Iles d'Or: Porquerolles, Port Cros, Le Bagaud and Le Levant. Schist and sand soils containing a significant amount of quartz dominate the Maures-Esterel coastal range. La Londe's unique terroir, delimited from the larger, diverse Cotes de Provence appellation in 2008, yields high-toned roses with floral aromas, red fruit flavors and long, minerally finish.
Chateau Saint-Honore is owned by the Fabre family, vignerons in Provence since 1928. The descendants of founder Henri Fabre are also the proprietors of Château de l’Aumérade in Pierrefeu and Château de la Clapière in Hyères, two of the eighteen estates elevated to Cru Classe status in the 1955 classification. Like the two Cru Classe wines, Saint-Honore is packaged in an elegant proprietary bottle based on a design by maître verrier Emile Galé. The Fabre’s custom Marie-Christine bottle was launched commercially in 1950 and along with Domaine Ott’s distinct vessel, inspired the classic flûte à corset now recognized as Provence’s signature bottle." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Cotes de Provence|
90 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla and musk|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, game, tar and dust|