Château Beaulieu Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé AOC

Château Beaulieu

VARIETALS

40% Grenache

25% Cabernet Sauvignon

20% Syrah

10% Cinsault

5% Mourvedre

APPELLATION

Provence, France

 

Château Beaulieu Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé AOC

An exemplary, traditional Provencal rosé, Château Beaulieu Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence is bright and fruit-forward with exotic fruit that reminds of guava and papaya and white floral aromas on the nose. It has body and structure, yet is fresh on the palate and beautiful minerality. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to preserve its natural characteristics. A versatile wine that pairs beautifully with a wide variety of seafood. Serve chilled, when young.

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2015

Wine Enthusiast - 86 pts

Holding 442 acres-one of the largest vineyards in Coteaux d’Aix-en Provence-this property produces a simple, refreshing wine. It brings forward red fruits that are cut with acidity. Light and buoyant, it is a fine aperitif style.

R. Voss, July 2016

2014

Vinous - 89 pts

Musky red berry skin, rhubarb and pungent flowers on the fragrant nose… concentrated, showing good focus to its bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors. A hint of blood orange adds a refreshingly bitter jolt to the finish, which hangs on with good mineral-driven tenacity.

J. Raynolds, April 2015

Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

This is a deliciously refreshing wine. It’s acidity and red-currant fruits are bright, crisp and right up front. The rounder, caramel and spice backdrop to all this fruitiness makes it just right for the table.

R. Voss, December 2015

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

This has a pronounced savory note, with a flash of rosemary, backed by white cherry and wet stone details. Shows good energy on the finish. Drink now.

J. Molesworth, September 2015

2013

Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

Shows great fruitiness as well as a mineral texture and good depth. Ripe raspberry and red currant fruits are laced with acidity. It’s very much a food rose.

R. Voss, July 2014

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

A floral style, offering elegant tea, white cherry and bergamot notes. Drink now.

J. Molesworth, June 2014

2012

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Extra fruity, packed with strawberry and crisp red currants flavors, this is all freshness, richness and clean acidity. It has some weight but just emphasizes the fruitiness.

R. Voss, July 2013

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

Very cirtusy, with green tangerine, ripe lime and currant flavors that are focused and fresh. Green apple notes show on the crisp finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported.

K. Marcus, August 2013

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

This is dry and spicy, with a full character. Perfumed and rich, it’s concentrated and packed with wild strawberry fruit. It finishes with intense acidity.

R. Voss, July 2012

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

Smoky aroma, with flavors to match, and plum notes, which turn a touch cloying on the finish. Drink now.

K. Marcus, Web Only 2012

2010

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts - Best Buy - #59 Top 100 Best Buys of 2011

A full, rounded wine, very much a rose for food. It is bone dry in character, although the berry fruitiness gives the wine an attractive open feel. With its firm texture, it could age a year.

R. Voss, August 2011