Domaine du Cagueloup reminds us that there are rosés, and then there are Bandol rosés!
Bandol is the pride of Provence; the rosés from this region are sophisticated and a cut above the rest.
Domaine Cagueloup's vineyards spread across a minuscule 18 hectares. Hand harvested on century old terraces, this rosé is primarily Mourvedre with a dash of Grenache. The sea breeze of the Mediterranean cools the vineyards and imparts wonderful notes of salinity.
Flavors That Cannot Be Replicated
The prominence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. It has a mineral-driven core of strawberry and peach that takes on a suave texture. Juicy, focused and penetrating on the palate, it offers red berry, red grapefruit, bitter cherry and a hint of spice.
Beautifully balanced, Cagueloup is a pairing rosé.
This wine begs to be enjoyed with cheese as well as seafood. And, if you must twist my arm, a plate of charcuterie will do just fine!
By David Gettenberg