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Remarkable Wine - Guide Hachette des Vins
"...very pale rosé with violet notes - a blend favoring Syrah (50%), combined with Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon. The charming nose opens with candy, then strawberry & citrus fruits...enchants with its aromatic intensity, its elegant approach, its fleshy texture & well integrated long acid finish. Complex, powerful & remarkably balanced; a rosé for a meal." - Guide Hachette des Vins
Purchased in 1946 by George Thienpont, the Patriarch of the Thienpont family in Bordeaux, this superb property dominates the appellation. It wasn’t until 1970 that the real work began on restoring the vineyards but by the mid 80’s the property was already a force to be reckoned with. In 2005 all the Cabernet Sauvignon was replaced by Cabernet Franc a variety that ripens earlier and much better suited to the terroir. Now guided by arguably the World most famous winemaking duo, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt the wines they produce here from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Malbec are full and voluptuous.
The Rose is produced from 100% Merlot and has a ripe raspberry and red cherry nose, in the mouth the wine is clean and fresh with lots of red fruits and clean acidity, perfect for enjoying on a sunny Singapore afternoon.In the heart of Southern France's Rhone Valley, about ten minutes from Chateauneuf du Pape, between Avignon and Orange, lies Chateau Gigognan, a vineyard whose winemaking tradition has roots that can be traced back deep into the history of the region. In 1987 Anne and Jacques Callet became the new owners of the Clos du Roi domain. Inspired by a passion for the history of the property, in 1990 they began a complete renovation of the Chateau in the traditional provencale country-house style, to return it to its former aristocratic glory. In 1996 work began on a new better-equipped cellar. An organically-farmed vineyard: having made the decision to convert their thirty hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape and forty-two hectares of Cotes du Rhone to organic-farming, the vineyard was awarded ECOCERT certification in 2009.
Clos de Roi Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc: 45% Roussanne, 35 % Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc & 10% Marsanne.
Wine Spectator - 90pts
James Suckling - 91pts
Whispering Angel Rose is the hottest selling Rose in both the USA & the UK!
"Alluring, with a creamy feel to the mix of white peach, mango & white cherry fruit flavors that stay nicely defined on the finish, thanks to a subtle mineral edge." - Wine Spectator
Very pretty and perfumed with sliced peaches and flowers such as lilacs. Full-bodied, fresh and flavorful. Layered, textured and delicious. Spicy food." - James Suckling
Dumenil is an independant Champagne House founded in 1874 & remaining in the family for 5 generations. All vineyards are Premier Cru in the typical chalk soil of Champagne's Montagne de Reims. Only the first & best juice is used.
Lovers of luscious rosé champagnes will be delighted by the use of very old red Pinot Meunier vines ('vielles vigne'). Delicate with the bite of fresh fruit but with subtle harmony between fruitiness & elegance.There are very few champagne makers who emphasise the powerful fruitiness of the Pinot Meunier grape. This precise blend of light, ethereal wines with a judicious amount of Pinot Meunier creates a champagne that is elegant, fruity & unequalled. Scintillating bubbles against a pretty salmon pink background.
Aromas of crushed strawberries & Morello cherries, with elegant red fruit flavours in abundance.
The finish is pleasantly fresh with a hint of almond paste and cocoa.
Decanter Magazine - 89pts
What ever are Hollywood mega-stars supposed to do when they can't easily get their favourite wine?
Brad & Angelina's solution was to splash out S$100 million to acquire the prized Miraval estate in 2012.Miraval Rosé is the benchmark against which all other Rosé is measured - so presumably they got their money's worth!
"Delicate cherry & strawberry fragrances rise from the glass. In the mouth, savoury red fruit & peppery spice are accompanied by a pronounced, prickly acidity. The wine finishes with red fruit & more spice. This is quite a serious expression." - Decanter Magazine