Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2018 [sample]

Could this be any more summery and romantic? Half the neighbours were watching this delivery (may have been my shrieks that alerted them) and some of them called to enquired about my love life! Easy answer...I have an ongoing love affair with wine. And this wine delivered all the loving feels.


The Wine:

Pale salmon, with a delicate nose of fresh strawberries, young nectarines, a touch of something floral like elderflower, and a salty stoniness.

Dry, light bodied, medium+ acidity and a really luxurious, slightly slinky mouthfeel (don’t chill it too much!). Peaches, nectarines, tart redcurrants and soft metallic saltiness. Ending in a medium finish with a hint of grapefruit peel adding a little grip and character to support the delicate and refreshing flavours.


Balance (1) + Length (½) + Intensity (½) + Complexity (½)  = A good wine 

Viti + Vini:

57% Cinsault, 41% Grenache, and 2% Shiraz grapes are gently pressed, focusing on minimising colour extraction, followed by settling and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Blended and then kept on its fine lees for 9 months before bottling.


Final thoughts:

The wine is inspired by Provence, and named after Jean Roi, the first proprietor of L’Ormarins. He was a French Huguenot from the commune of Lourmarin which is situated in...Provence. Gotta a love a story that knows how to wrap itself in a perfect bow!

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