The L'Amphore De Provence 2012, AOP Côtes de Provence Rosé ($19.99/12.5% ABV) is comprised of 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault. It comes in an interesting amphora-styled bottle reminiscent of Greek and Roman antiquity. And, frankly, I'd be a liar if I told you that the shape of the bottle had nothing to do with my purchase decision.
Through the eyes: Clear, pale salmon colour.
On the nose: Carnations, strawberries, rhubarb, mineral notes.
On the palate: Ripe strawberries, rhubarb, hint of lime at the finish.
Overall: Fruity, refreshing, and gulpable while cold; however, as it warms up, what little sugar there is comes forward and takes over.
Serve it: Serve this wine solo or with simple foods that won't overwhelm it. We had it with a grocery-store roasted chicken served cold, green salad, and corn on the cob.
Buy it: Find this wine at B.C. Liquor Store Stores and drink it now.
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