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2018 La Mascaronne Quat'Saisons Rose (1.5L)

Rosé from Provence, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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I can't recall the year precisely – 20 years ago, perhaps 25 – but I'll never forget my first exposure to southern French rosé. I was in Côte d'Azur – Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer to be specific – near the village of Bandol on France's southeast coast near Marseille. At the time, I was the typical red wine hound, always asking after the best wine of the region – no matter where I was stationed. I asked the waitress to bring us her favorite Bandol; I knew where I was and was looking forward to a bold, dynamic, Mourvedre-based beauty to start my adventures off right. Much to my surprise, this young lady appears table-side with a bucket; filled with a bit of ice, a bit of water – and something PINK! "Dear, I ordered Bandol – your finest." "Sir, this IS Bandol – our finest." That was when my love affair with all things pink from the south of France – began. And I've never looked back. Southern French rosé is as complex, thought provoking and diverse as any wine in that country. A recent review article by Joe Czerwinski of the Wine Advocate mentioned this beauty at the top of his list for 2018 Cotes de Provence Rose – with some competitors at three times the price. Started you on the 2014 Quat'Saisons, and offered every vintage since, so I know you know.


This organic producer clearly merits more attention. The 2018 Cotes de Provence Rose Quat'Saisons offers up hints of wet stone, fresh herbs and citrus on the nose, then adds red currant, cranberry and cherry on the light to medium-bodied palate. It unfolds nicely, yielding pleasant notes of white chocolate on the long, harmonious finish.

91 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)

This rich wine is full of red fruits with an elegant sense of shape and balance. Crispness adds a zesty element, making it brightly fruity at the end. Drink now.

90 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Jun 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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