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2022 Olema Rose Cotes De Provence 750ml

The 2022 Olema Rosé Côtes de Provence is a dry and elegant rosé produced in the renowned Provence region of France, specifically in the village of Vidauban.

Grape Varietal: The blend typically consists of Grenache as the dominant grape (around 60-70%), with smaller amounts of Cinsault, Syrah, and Carignan contributing to the final profile. The exact percentages may vary slightly depending on the vintage.

Region: Côtes de Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (village of Vidauban)

Style: Dry, elegant rosé with a refreshing acidity

Color: Pale copper-salmon color with a beautiful clarity

Aroma: Delicate and inviting aromas, commonly described as:

Floral notes of rose petals and orange blossom
Citrus fruits like grapefruit and lemon zest
Stone fruits like white peach and apricot
Hints of summer fruits like strawberry and watermelon
Some descriptions mention subtle hints of minerality and white pepper
Flavor: Crisp and refreshing on the palate with a well-balanced acidity. Flavors tend to echo the aromas with:

Citrus and stone fruit flavors taking center stage
Hints of red berries
A touch of minerality depending on the vintage
Body: Light to medium-bodied with a smooth and slightly viscous texture due to minimal skin contact during pressing.

Food Pairing: This rosé is a versatile food companion, perfect for enjoying on a sunny day or alongside various dishes. Here are some good options:

Seafood: Grilled fish, shellfish salads
Salads with light vinaigrette dressings
Appetizers and charcuterie boards
Soft cheeses like goat cheese or brie
Lighter pasta dishes with creamy sauces
Provençal cuisine (think herbs, seafood, vegetables)
Overall: The 2022 Olema Rosé Côtes de Provence is known for being a crowd-pleasing rosé that embodies the characteristics of a well-made Provençal rosé. It's praised for its refreshing acidity, delicate fruit flavors, and elegant style.

Additional Notes:

Olema wines are produced by Amici Cellars, a California-based company that also owns vineyards in Provence.
The 2022 Olema Rosé received a score of 92 points from James Suckling, a well-respected wine critic.
This wine is intended for near-term enjoyment, ideally within a couple of years of the vintage.

Cotes de Provence
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