A Blush from Tesco.
This striking cuvée Cote des Roses has great shelf appeal. The bottle is tall, statuesque with a unique rose-shaped base, created by a young designer from the Ecole Boulle. The rosé wine has a pale peach-pink blush from a melange of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes which thrive in the Languedoc region of Southern France.
The soil is perfect for vine cultivation and consists of limestone, schistose soils made up of rocks that are layered with minerals, but also of gravel from the rivers of Languedoc. The coastal climate is warm and windy with mild winters. These regional wines have improved in both quality and popularity over the last couple of decades, and now we can take advantage of them at Tesco.
The different grape varieties are harvested separately in order to reach the optimum maturity for each one. The grapes are de-stemmed, cooled to 8°C and sent to the press to extract the rosé must. Attention is paid to the colour and the aromatic character of the wine.
Cote des Roses from the stable of Gerard Bertrand makes the perfect gift. Its bottle with its rose theme would replace a bunch of flowers as a hostess or Mother’s Day present or for Valentine’s Day. Its persona is delicate and feminine. It might not last as long as a banal box of chocs, but it would likely be more memorable.
Appearance: delicate and pale pink-peach blush
Nose: hints of red berries and citrus
Palate: refreshing peach, red berries and grapefruit; light with well-balanced acid; crisp and dry