2012 Les Grands Carmes de Simone Rosé. A.O.C. Palette, Provence. France. 13.5%

A dry rosé made from a blend of 45% Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 20% Syrah, Castet, Manosquin, Carignan & various Muscats and spent 8-12 months in small oak barrels on fine lees.

Les Grands Carmes de Simone Rosé 1

Deeper in colour than the Chateau Minuty wines I tried recently. Fuller bodied, with more ripe fruit characters. Crushed cherries and strawberries. Juicy, zesty wine. Dry, raspberry acid like finish. Some fine grained tannins here as well along with a creamy mouth feel.

Serious stuff and gives you a peek into the power of it’s big sister, the Chateau Simone Rosé, which I adored.

What is it about these rosé wines that Daniel Airoldi is bringing in? All so drinkable.

Tasted 6th November 2013

Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $51

Les Grands Carmes de Simone Rosé 2

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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