For Valentine’s Day, we’re getting romantic with French Rosé, so we’d like to take you on a short stroll through France. Please meet three delicious drops that will make your heart dance as we Rosé our way through the three regions of France.
1. Champagne: Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé
The first of which is the Champagne Region which resides in the North East of France, 160km East of Paris. The Region is home to the prestigious house of Laurent-Perrier, founded over 200 years ago in Tours-Sur-Marne. Laurent-Perrier Rosé was created at the house in 1968 under the watchful eyes of Bernard de Nonacourt who inherited The Champagne house from his mother, after his older brother passed away in a concentration camp during WWII.
A benchmark in its category, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé exudes elegance, purity and sophistication. Made 100% from Pinot Noir, the maceration process and its timing is crucial for ensuring the colour and aromatic profile is precisely executed in the Champagne Rosé. So crucial in fact, legend has it that the first Chef De Cave slept by the tank just in time to stop it!
Abound with exquisite red fruits and a soft mineral structure, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rose displays a mouthfeel that is seamless with depth and subtle tannins.
2. Val de Loire: Paul Louis Rosé
Travelling down South-West of Paris along the coast, the Loire River begins to wind its way inwards towards the city of Orléans in the North of Central France.
Along its banks, vineyards sprawl outwards into the countryside giving birth to the 87 wine appellations that are found within the Valley and thus, the home of Paul Louis which is produced on the outskirts of Saumur - the third largest sparkling wine appellation in France.
Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, Paul Louis sparkling Rose is made lovingly at Veuve Amiot. Delicate and fresh, it fills your mouth with notes of grapefruit and citrus whilst persistent fine bubbles ensure a balanced delivery and dry finish.
3. Provence: Château Rêva Rose
Finally and further South once again, we hit the historic region of Provence. Wine has been made here for over 2600 years, making it one of the oldest wines producing regions in France and the only region to focus on Rosé.
The family owned Château Rêva Estate lies on 32 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Côtes de Provence, half an hour drive from Cannes and Saint Tropez.
With intention, The Château Rêva Rosé is beautifully assembled. You can smell the fresh strawberry and citrus, whilst tasting the red fruit on the palate that is balanced out by zesty acidity and mineral purity.