Domaine Terre de Mistral, Rosalie, Côtes de Provence 2018

95
Tasted by: Nicolas Clerc MS, Elizabeth Gabay MW, Joanna Simon
(at Decanter's August 2019 issue Provence Rosé Panel Tasting, 13 May 2019)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2023
<p>Terre de Mistral, named after the famous and powerful mistral wind, so ubiquitous in the area, but also from owners Nadia and Serge Davico&rsquo;s affinity to the land and Proven&ccedil;al poet, Fr&eacute;deric Mistral. Situated on the slopes of the Sainte-Victoire mountain near Rousset, just east of Aix-en-Provence, the 50ha estate produces a diverse range of wines from red, white, sparkling and ros&eacute;, in varying appellations from IGP M&eacute;diterran&eacute;e, C&ocirc;tes de Provence and C&ocirc;tes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, where Cuv&eacute;e Rosalie is made from Syrah, Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino). There&rsquo;s a tradition of naming every wine from someone in the family, and Rosalie is Serge Davico&rsquo;s grandmother! Nicolas Clerc MS: Discreet, mineral, fresh pistachio, marzipan, garrigue, thyme, oregano, pretty fruit. Creamy, solid but tense, generous and gastronomic. Extremely Mediterranean in style. Elizabeth Gabay MW: Creamy, fresh, and spicy. Good intensity of fruit and lively white peach acidity. Very attractive. Joanna Simon: A very pale peach. Fragrant, sweet, creamy peach aromas and flavours (almost like Viognier!), precise and fresh yet creamy textured, with citrus-edged length.</p>
Domaine Terre de Mistral, Rosalie, Côtes de Provence 2018
Producer
Domaine Terre de Mistral
Brand
Rosalie
Vintage
2018
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Rosé
Country
France
Region
Appellation
Côtes de Provence
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Cork
Alcohol
13.00%
Body
Light
Grapes
Syrah / Shiraz
Vermentino