Cote de Provence Rosé, France - 2010 TO 2014
Ulithorne EPOCH Rose 2014
Variety: Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%)
Vines: 70 – 90 year old vineyards 300 metres from the sea, Provence, France
Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Quantity: 300 dozen
Night Harvested 12-20th September 2014
De-stemmed, cooled and pressed.
Bottled: February 2015 on the estate –
Domaine de la Sangliere Estate, Bormes les Mimosas, France
Released: July 2015
Pale Salmon-pink hue. Fresh grapefruit with a hint of Rose Petals and red fruits of Strawberries. Long, dry fresh finish. 2014 is the 5th vintage made by Rose Kentish at Domaine de la Sangliere, on the south coast of Provence, near Toulon. Vineyard and Vinification are run under organic principals.
Ulithorne EPOCH Rose 2010
BEST IMPORT Ulithorne Epoch Cote de Provence Rosé, France 2010, $34
The very pale smoked salmon colour introduces a light but classic Provencal-style rose made in France by an Australian, Rose Kentish. It’s clean, well-made and finishes dry and savoury with a clean, long finish. A very quaffable summer lunch wine. Drink young; 12.5% alcohol. 91/100 Points. Food: Taramosalata. CELLAR TALK BY HUON HOOKE Sydney Morning Herald 13-Sep-2011
Ulithorne’s Rose Kentish writes: “Before heading to France, I knew I wanted to make an elegant, dry Rosé with a pale salmon-coloured hue. After trying varied styles throughout the regions of southern France, I was very happy to create a wine with subtle hints of fresh Turkish delight and strawberries. The wine is made using cinsualt (58%), grenache (33%) and mourvedre (9%). It was made at Domaine de la Sangliere in Provence and is bottled with a cork closure. It’s clear that Kentish got exactly what she wished.”
“It’s (very) pale salmon and the first thing I noticed was the glide of Turkish Delight- like flavour. This flavour is not overt though – in fact it’s deliciously rumoured – and comes in a dry, pippy, crunchy context. It has some estery notes and some earthen notes and it makes for enjoyably sophisticated drinking.” 91 Points Campbell Mattinson, June 2011.
Ulithorne Epoch Rosé 2010 (Provence, France) $34; 12.5% * * * *½ Made in Provence by McLaren Vale winemaker Rose Kentish, this blend of cinsault, grenache and mourvedre sits at the paler end of the rosé spectrum. with just a sniff, aromas of strawberry, blueberry, honeysuckle and citrus rind have the ability to transport the drinker to southern France. Flavours of cherry, spice, rosewater and cinnamon have an appealing savoury edge. it’s dry and crisp, with a nice chalky grip and a refreshing citrus and berry finish. Food match: bouillabaise, Ben Thomas September 28, 2011 The Weekly Review www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine