Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, France
Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé 'Sabine' is a delicious dry rosé from Provence, now in its 13th great vintage-and by far our top-selling rosé every season! Winemaker Charles Bieler, whose family is renowned for its former ownership of Chateau Routas, launched Bieler Pere et Fils in homage to his father Philippe and named this wine for his daughter Sabine. This soft-pink rosé from 5 hillside vineyards of Coteaux d'Aix en Provence is Grenache-driven (41%) blended with 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cinsault and 5% Rolle. This is a great wine to usher in the spring, combining the rich flavors of a red wine with the refreshing qualities of a white. It's a true wine gem!
The traditional Bieler style is driven by Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle aromas and flavors with the Syrah bringing body and Cabernet Sauvignon adding spice. The wine is quite aromatic and jumps out of your glass with the classic Provence tug of war between wild red fruit berries as if you just picked them along a path to the beach, floral notes of lavender and rose petal and underlying savory herbes de Provence. It is beautifully crisp and flavorful on the palate with medium body and notes of red berries, bing cherries, spice and no oak. The finish is long and refreshing.
Enjoy Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé now and over the next 2-3 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.