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Staff Pick

Côtes de Provence Rosé "MiP," Guillaume & Virginie Philip - 2018

Item # 21555 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A stunningly pale, floral-perfumed rosé that offers absolutely everything you could want in a dry pink wine: freshness, a near-weightless mouthfeel, and tangy white berry flavors.


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Staff Pick Notes

Here you have it: that classic Provence Rosé! When in doubt, drinkers typically opt for lighter rosé, which has led some producers to make what amounts to very bland acidic water. The"MiP" Rosé is very clean and refreshing, but has something else going on, too. If you're looking for Whispering Angel, this is the perfect substitute, at a much better price. 60% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, and 20% Grenache are left to age on the lees for 4 months after cold fermentation. The resulting wine is crisp with a light texture and easy-peasy to drink. With fruit flavors that are reminiscent of a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc (think Sancerre) this is a crowd-pleasing fun-time wine.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

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Syrah

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Provence

Provence has some of the best vine-growing territory in the world, with a perfect Mediterranean climate tempered by the cooling effects of the sea. The region produces a broad range of wines, the majority of which pair effortlessly with the light, herb-infused cuisine of Provence.

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Côtes de Provence

Wines from Côtes de Provence, which can be red, white or (most commonly) rosé, are the Provençal wines most likely to be encountered in the U.S. The fresh and fruity rosés represent about 80% of the region's production, and are usually blends of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah.