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Château Barbanau -- Provence


Château Barbanau
From the classic rosé region, Provence, Château Barbanau has been family owned for over a hundred years with Sophie & Didier Simonini-Cerciello currently at the helm.  They cultivate 30 hectares of vineyard classified in two controlled appellations: 7.5 hectares of Clos Val Bruyere are classified in A.O.C. Cassis and 23 hectares are classified in A.O.C. Côtes de Provence. The wines of Château Barbanau are produced jointly by Sophie & Didier but Sophie takes special care over the production of the rosé.  For more on Chateau Barbanau, visit our BLOG>

Chateau Barbanau L'Instant Rosé
This is a classic example of rosé from the AOC Côte de Provence & best enjoyed fresh & young.
Grapes: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Viniculture: Organic practices on a clay/chalk soil.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Bright, clear blush
Nose: Red fruits with white floral notes & peach flesh
Palate: Fresh with great finesse, full & fleshy

Chateau Barbanau L’Instant Rosé - Info Sheet
Chateau Barbanau L’Instant Rosé - Shelf Talker

Domaine de Frégate
Located between the towns of St Cyr/Mer and Bandol placed on the hills overlooking sea and framed by the reek of Port d”Alon, Domaine de Fregate is exposed to the south and west, ensuring an ideal climate for regular and complete maturity of wine grapes. The vineyard has a surface of 30 hectares and is planted on clay and calcareous soils that are dry and rocky. The result is a harmonious wine that is characteristically bold but maintains a mild finish.  The varieties of grapes used are Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault giving both the red and rosé wines the characteristics very typical of the Bandol appellation.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé
Website: http://www.domainedefregate.com
Grapes: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Vinification:  Press
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Pale
Nose: White floral notes
Palate: Soft and fruity and at the same time still very dry.
Pairing: It is perfect to serve with grilled meat and fish. It is also very popular as an aperitif and with the specialties of the region.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé - Info Sheet
Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé - Shelf Talker

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge
Grapes: 65% Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Vinification: Aged 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Rich ruby in color
Nose:  Aromas of violet, raspberry, mulberry, truffle and undergrowth.
Palate: Strong wine. Stays balanced & elegant. The Mourvedre grapes makes this an original wine. With an aroma that’s very unique, it rests on the palate for some time. 
Pairings: It is a perfect match for wild game, meat with sauces and of course cheese.

Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge - Info Sheet
Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rouge - Shelf Talker

Domaine La Bessonne
Domaine de la Bessonne wines are typical of the region of Châteauvert in Provence. The wines are made with great respect for tradition and with constant attention to quality. From the classic rosé region, Provence, Serge Loudes is currently at the helm. The winery cultivates 25 hectares of vineyard. 

Domaine La Bessonne Rosé Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault.
Viniculture: Pellicular  maceration
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Appearance:  A pure rosé, clear, luminous
Nose: hints of ripe red fruits
Palate: Fresh to the taste. Long & refined mineral  finish.
Pairings: The winery recommends enjoying this wine with crunchy summer vegetables or pan-seared white fish with little broad- beans, peas and asparagus.

Domaine La Bessonne Rosé - Info Sheet
Domaine La Bessonne Rosé - Shelf Talker

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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>

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