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The 2012 release of the rosé from Brad Pitt and Agelina Jolie's summer residence and wine estate in southeast France, made with the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel and the Central Coast property Tablas Creek Vineyard, sold out quickly. And it wasn’t just another crappy celebrity wine, but a serious rosé which was rated No. 84 in Wine Spectator’s list of the top 100 wines of 2013, the only rosé to make the list. Not bad for their first vintage.
The British wine magazine Decanter describes the 2013 as having “a sense of power alongside the elegance, a structure and a fresh acidity that gives the wine persistency, with a grip of minerality that gives a delicious mouthwatering finish.” 91 points.
The rosé project has gone so well, Jane Anson, writing for Decanter, reports that the movie star duo has signed up the Perrins to make a red wine “in the style of Italy’s Super Tuscans.” Not so fast. They have to plant the vines first and before they do any extensive planting, according to Marc Perrin, they’ll need to “experiment with different grape varieties, from Syrah and Mourvèdre to Cabernet Franc and others.”
nextSectionA complex bouquet of cantaloupe, apricot, citrus rind and white flowers. Lively, yet precise citrus, passion fruit and watermelon flavors intermingled with nice minerality and a silky texture.
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Vincent and Stephanie Boyer's domaine in Visan contains great historical reference in winemaking and European feudalism. The building in which Vincent's family resides is surrounded by old mourvèdre vines and fig and cherry trees. It is a fortified farmhouse that was built by Templar knights in the middle ages. The Templars were an order of Christian crusaders who achieved great wealth and prominence in commerce throughout Christendom in the 12th and 13th centuries and established many farms and vineyards. The Bastide property became Benedictine, then a Dominican monastery and continued to grow grapes for wine. They live in this historical place with Vincent's mother and their two mischievous little girls. Vincent took over his father’s winemaking legacy and Vincent and Stephanie, also a trained oenologist, carry forward the domaine with energy, innovation and focus. The vineyard is stronger than ever. Vincent hopes to make the farm fully organic in the near future. The 2013 is a blend of 1/3 Cinsault, 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Syrah from clay and limestone rich soils. Extracted using both saignée method and gentle press. Fermented and rested in tank. *All Estate Fruit*
nextSectionBursting with watermelon this classic Rhône Rosé will have you dreaming of summer orchards and fat, ripe fresh off the tree fruit. Refreshing acidity plays well against the floral, berry palate.
nextSectionGreat for summer salads with herbs, poached chicken and light cheeses.
nextSectionA brilliant, lively, clear wine, the color of freshly cut watermelon. Displays a quite complex nose with notes of pink grapefruit, white pepper,and hints of strawberry jam. The palate is full of pomegranate, pink grapefruit and honey, with just a touch of spice in the aftertaste, with a pleasantly dry, lingering finish.
nextSectionBright shiny light copper in color. Vibrant aromas of crisp apples, kiwi, cantaloupe and fresh mint fill the glass. The mouth-feel is refreshing, with mouthwatering fruit and playful acidity. The wine has a long, vibrant and dry finish with great minerality and a fine natural CO2 mousse. This is a classic Wölffer Rose, capturing the sun and the cool sea breeze of summer in the Hamptons.
nextSectionServe chilled. This lively wine is the perfect aperitif. It pairs especially well with hors d'oeuvres such as smoked salmon, lobster, shrimp, marinated meat, and soft cheeses.
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