2020 Cloud Chaser Cotes de Provence Rose
2020 Cloud Chaser Cotes de Provence Rose, France
Winemaker Notes; In the glass, Cloud Chaser is a beautiful classic light pink Rosé color. The wine has an intense nose of tropical fruits, including mango and banana. Round and smooth in the mouth, Cloud Chaser has a lovely, complex onset and aromas of peach and apricot. The finish is long and lingering, yet the wine remains refreshing and quaffable. Cloud Chaser pairs perfectly with fish, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, grilled and roasted meats, and pasta.
Provence Rosé; No summer afternoon is complete without a little bit of the pale pink/orange wines from Provence.
These light and crisp roses have just the slightest touches of bright berry flavors and can complement a meal perfectly or be delightful on their own.
The dry, refreshing, pink wines of Provence may not be complicated or heady, but they are certainly lovely. These brightly flavored, yet pale colored wines are full of crisp acidity with light touches of tart red berries and citrus fruit.
They are the perfect summer wine and can make any light afternoon meal even better with their liveliness and pretty fruit. These are much lighter than most California roses, but are typically much fresher and sharper.
Côtes de Provence AOC is the largest appellation of the Provence wine region in south-eastern france. It covers roughly 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of vineyards, which produce the vast majority of Provence’s rosé wine. This appellation includes most of the viticulture in the Var department – essentially the eastern half of the Provence wine region – apart from 2250 hectares (5500 acres) due north of Toulon which is set aside for the Côteaux Varois en Provence appellation.
Although it also covers red and white wine, about 80 percent of Côtes de Provence’s output is rosé. This is made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut grape varieties plus the quintessentially Provencal red grape Tibouren.