Rosé Wine, France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. BERTAINE ET FILS ROSE 2017
    Made solely from Syrah that is completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. ... Learn More
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  2. A L'OMBRE DES PARASOLS VAUCLUSE ROSE 2019
    Sourced from the warm and sunny Vaucluse region of the South of France, renowned for making crisp, delicious rose for a bargain price. Gorgeous pale salmon colour, with an equally pretty nose of strawberries and cream. Exceptionally well made, crisp, ... Learn More
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  3. A L'OMBRE DES PARASOLS VAUCLUSE ROSE 2018
    Sourced from the warm and sunny Vaucluse region of the South of France, renowned for making crisp, delicious rose for a bargain price. Gorgeous pale salmon colour, with an equally pretty nose of strawberries and cream. Exceptionally well made, crisp, ... Learn More
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  4. BERTAINE ET FILS ROSE 2019
    Made solely from Syrah that is completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. The nose is aromatic and sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  5. BERTAINE ET FILS ROSE 2018
    Made solely from Syrah that is completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. The nose is aromatic and sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is ... Learn More
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  6. VERGET DU SUD 'ROSE DE LA TERRE' ROSE 2016
    A fabulous bargain for lovers of Provençal rose. Half Syrah, half Grenache. Perfumed, red berry aromas. Racy, super refreshing with jubey, red berry and sappy fruit notes and a punchy, crunchy finish. The wine was fermented and aged in ... Learn More
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  7. MIRABEAU COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE 2019
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The nose shows rose petals and spice but also crab-apples and red apples. Some really nice peach character on the palate that’ ... Learn More
  8. CHATEAU MARIS LANGUEDOC ROSE 2017
    When we bought the vineyard in 1997 we wanted to make the best wines in the Languedoc while working in harmony with nature – that is without applying pesticides or other chemicals. We looked at natural ways of rejuvenating the soil using ... Learn More
  9. VAL D'ASTIER ONE MAURES PROVENCE ROSE 2018
    The perfect pale salmon colour, coming from the blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and a splash of Ugni Blanc. Made from the prestigious subregion of Maures - the southern-most tip of the gulf of St Tropez. An attractive nose of ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  10. LE VERSANT 'VIN DE PAYS D'OC' ROSE 2018
    Made by the best co-operative producer in France, and imported exclusively by United Cellars. A delicate pretty nose, attractively scented. Notes of red fruits combine with more floral aromas like apple or orange blossom. Fresh and truly delicious with fruit ... Learn More
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    Michael Cooper
  11. MIRABEAU LA FOLIE COTES DE PROVENCE SPARKLING ROSE NV
    Our sparkling rosé wine “La Folie” hails from northern Provence and the Luberon. Crafted using the “Charmat Method” (like Prosecco) this is a charming and fragrant rosé fizz. A beautiful ballet slipper pink, with a delicate sparkle and a nose ... Learn More
  12. AIX PROVENCE ROSE 2019
    AIX cemented its pedigree, when it was awarded the gold medal to become the most celebrated rosé in the world at the 'Mondial du Rosé 2016' (International Rosé Wine Competition) in Cannes. Fresh, delicate perfume with notes of watermelon, strawberries & ... Learn More
  13. AIX PROVENCE ROSE 2018
    AIX cemented its pedigree, when it was awarded the gold medal to become the most celebrated rosé in the world at the 'Mondial du Rosé 2016' (International Rosé Wine Competition) in Cannes. Fresh, delicate perfume with notes of watermelon, strawberries & ... Learn More
    AIX PROVENCE ROSE 2018
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  14. GERARD BERTRAND CHATEAU L'HOSPITALET ROSE 2015
    Gerard Bertrand is the largest producer of Organic, sustainable and Biodynamic wine in the world. Mourvedre and Grenache grown on limestone cliffs above the Mediterranean are chilled and gently pressed then blended with the pale juice of ‘saignée’ Syrah ... Learn More
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  15. M DE MINUTY PROVENCE ROSE 2019
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The aromatic harmony of grenache and cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The palate is fresh, smooth and round ... Learn More
  16. MIRABEAU ETOILE COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE 2018
    Mirabeau Étoile originates from the same high altitude vineyard parcels as Pure. A stunning lychee coloured rosé with crystalline nuances, this wine is almost celestially sublime. An alluring bright colour of pale litchi, Etoile is the limited edition star of ... Learn More
  17. CHATEAU D'ESCLANS 'WHISPERING ANGEL' ROSE 2019
    Sourced from grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault. Aromas of peach, white cherry and white raspberry mingle together. The palate ... Learn More
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  18. CHATEAU D'ESCLANS 'WHISPERING ANGEL' ROSE 2018
    Sourced from grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault. Aromas of peach, white cherry and white raspberry mingle together. The palate ... Learn More
  19. CHRISTMAS R&R PAMPERING GIFT PACK $55

    This kit contains 1 lovely bottle of wine as well as a Caim & Able 850g Nurture Magnesium Bath & Foot Salt Soak as a Christmas pamper pack to spoil someone special! Everything comes packaged in a lovely gift box. ... Learn More

  20. DOMAINE GOURT DE MAUTENS ROSE 2011
    25% Grenache Noir, 25% Carignan, 25% Mourvèdre, 25% Counoise. "Slightly evolved notes of ripe apple, lees, orange rind and buttered citrus. a balanced, supple texture and nicely integrated acidity, it finishes clean and dry." Jeb Dunnuck ... Learn More
  21. DOMAINE TEMPIER BANDOL ROSE 2019
    Often considered "The greatest Rose in the World" by wine critic Robert Parker, Domaine Tempier always rates alongside neighbour Domaine Ott, but is always the more affordable wine! The grapes used to make our rosé come from selected parcels where ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  22. DOMAINE OTT 'CLOS MIREILLE' COEUR DE GRAIN ROSE 2019
    Rosé Cœur de Grain is an expression of a blend of three grapes typical of the Côtes de Provence appellation: Grenache, the majority grape, chosen for its full-bodied texture, Cinsault for its well-known softness and Syrah for its ... Learn More
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  23. CHATEAU DE PIBARNON 'BANDOL ROSE' 2016
    The wine has always been a distinctive Mourvedre and Cinsault blend with the scales tilting towards Mourvedre in recent years. This year's blend is 60/40 in Mourvedre's favour. A complex, beautifully scented wine that glides effortlessly across the palate. Deep yet ... Learn More
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  24. CHATEAU DE PIBARNON 'BANDOL ROSE' 2018
    The wine has always been a distinctive Mourvedre and Cinsault blend with the scales tilting towards Mourvedre in recent years. This year's blend is 60/40 in Mourvedre's favour. A complex, beautifully scented wine that glides effortlessly across the palate. Deep yet ... Learn More
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  25. CHRISTMAS R&R PAMPERING GIFT PACK $75

    This kit contains 2 lovely bottles of wine as well as a Caim & Able 850g Nurture Magnesium Bath & Foot Salt Soak as a Christmas pamper pack to spoil someone special!

    ... Learn More
  26. DOMAINE OTT 'CHATEAU ROMASSAN' BANDOL ROSE 2018
    The distinguished elegance, fullness and lovely taut character of the Château Romassan Rosé are the result of meticulous vine tending and winemaking. Each plot is worked in accordance with its intrinsic qualities but the vines all grow in typical ... Learn More
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  27. DOMAINE OTT 'BY OTT' ROSE 2018 (MAGNUM)
    BY.OTT is blended and bottled in the new Château de Selle cellar, where part of the winery is exclusively devoted to its production. The entire process is controlled from the blending to the storage, ensuring the perfect quality ... Learn More
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  28. DOMAINE TEMPIER 'BANDOL' ROSE 2018 (MAGNUM)
    50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 2% Carignane. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by ... Learn More
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  30. ONLINE TASTING PACK - FRENCH WINE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST, 4 WEEK COURSE

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 12 different wines to be opened during a series of 4 online tastings held throughout late August and early September 2020.

    Across 4 weeks we will ... Learn More

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