Rose, 2019. Chateau Beaulieu

Rose, 2019. Chateau Beaulieu

Item #: R0920R2IF
Vintage: 2019
Varietal: Rose
Vineyard/Appellation: Provence, France
Color: Pale Salmon
Nose: Fresh Peach
Palate: Layered Flowers
Finish: Snappy
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2022/Fish, Fowl/13% Alcohol by Volume

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The history of Chateau Beaulieu reaches back to 1576. It was once the property of the Counts of Provence and has been passed down through the family until Pierre Guenant purchased it just 25 years ago. It had been in disrepair for decades, but the Guenant Family, both knowing and wanting to honor its history, decided that it was time to bring it back to its former glory.

Beaulieu consists of 20 completely organic acres of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault entirely dedicated to the production of ros?. It is one of the few estates completely committed to producing this lovely elixir. It is also part of a much larger estate, Le Croix de Saint Jean, which encompasses nearly 300 acres of vineyards in the Provence.

The first thing Guenant did to insure his success was to bring Michel Fabre on board as winemaker. Fabre was born and raised in the Provence and came from a family of grape growers and winemakers in Minervois. The Minervois wine region is considered one of the top regions in the appellation.

This wine is aptly referred to as perfection in winemaking. Every detail of its production is handled with one goal. All you need is one taste to tell you what that goal is. The grapes are harvested at night as the cool temperature slows down fermentation in the grapes. This accounts for the delicate, perfume scented aroma and white peach flavors. The fresh finish makes it perfect for any appetizer, but especially shrimp cocktail or cheese souffle.