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Château Cavalier (375ml), 2016, Provence Rosé

Rosé, Old World, Grenache-based blend from the Provence, France

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Beautiful pink strawberries in a glass that is ideal for summer quaffing and goes really well with grilled salmon.

Why we recommend this wine
We are not a fan of rosé because it invariably seems that it is made out of wine that the winemaker has no other use for. So an opportunity to visit Provence where they actually plant and harvest to make rosé was not an opportunity to be missed (see our trip notes here). We found several that we liked; Chateau Cavalier is an excellent example of a good rosé.

The wine
A blend of no less than five grape varieties, 57% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 13% Rolle, 3% Cinsault, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Sémillon. With this mix of grapes it is not surprising that this is a more complex rosé – aromas and flavours of red fruit and citrus and then floral and mineral notes. Great freshness.

The wine estate
Château Cavalier is part of a large, family-owned group of wine estates that includes a 50% share in the well know Châteaux Beychevelle and Beaumont . They farm Cavalier on a ‘Nurture Nature’ basis having Terra Vitis accreditation. Chateau Cavalier is located near the town of Vidauban, North-West of St Tropez.

Food and wine
We seldom include recipes as we don’t have the skills but this one is dead easy and fabulous. Grill the salmon and place on a bed of roasted leek, courgette (both thinly sliced) and inch-long pieces of asparagus.
Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
The light colour of this wine comes from limiting the maceration (contact of the grape juice with the skins) of the Grenache to between 4 to 8 hours (versus days for red wines, such as Cotes de Rhone, that are also made from Grenache).

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