Leoube Rosé Cotes De Provence 2018
91 Points! Brilliant orange-pink. Vibrant strawberry and blood orange aromas show excellent clarity, complemented by hints of pungent flowers and dusty minerals. Dry and sharply focused on the palate, offering mineral-laced red berry, tangerine and honeysuckle qualities that deepen slowly on the back half. Finishes juicy and quite long, displaying lingering stoniness and a hint of bitter orange pith. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Our lineup of pinks changes every year based on our tastings, so it is important to note that Leoube has been on the roster five of the last six vintages since we first discovered it. Though it doesn't make much of a point of it, the folks that bought the Chateau in 1997 made their money in organic groceries. Also the property is located next to one of the top sites for the famous Domaine Ott. As a matter of fact, Jean-Jacques Ott of Domaine Ott wanted to sell his property but still wanted to stay in the business. The new owners of Leoube just so happened to be looking for a winemaker at the exact same moment. So, Jean-Jacques and his son Romain head over to Leoube after selling their eponymous property to Roederer Champagne and boom, magic. Now, father and son Ott work the vineyards and make the wine at their next-door neighbor. A crisper and more delicate style with a pale salmon hue, it is mainly Grenache and Cinsault with bits of Syrah and Mourvedre. Light, dry, fresh, berries, apricot, and citrus, and a touch of salinity in the finish, it is quite civilized.
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