A good example of a Provence Rosé…
Name: Cape Bleue Rosé
Producer: Jean-Luc Colombo
Region/Country: Provence, France
Grape Varietal(s): Syrah (67%) and Mourvèdre (33%)
Consumed: On a Mediterranean cruise
Recommended By: Selected from the wine list on the cruise ship.
Cost: $43 USD
Bottle Presentation: A colourful, clean, and interesting label that seems to clash with the wine’s pale salmon colour.
Appearance: Pale salmon.
Nose: Medium, with white peach, tangerine, honey, and floral notes.
Taste: Light body and low-to-medium acidity, with pink grapefruit, strawberry, and citrus notes.
Finish: Short, citrus notes.
Overall Impression: A good representation of a Rosé from Provence. Although not overly complex, this balanced wine would pair beautifully with seafood, poultry, and vegetarian dishes. If you like French rosés, you should like this one.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 84/100