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Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

The Most Distinctive of Rosés
June 2, 2017


Ch. Roquefort Corail Rose

Raimond de Villeneuve is one of Provencal’s master winemakers. 

Michel Bettane called him "incontestably, one of the great hopes of the Cotes de Provence...the wines perfectly combine ample and intense fruit with a rich and silky body. The wines of Roquefort possess a hedonistic character that will make you immediately rejoice."

Revue de Vin de France rated his 2016 Corail the best of their 20 recommended organic roses, “This cuvee's production has increased but it has stayed precise, expressing the vineyard's generosity with a chiselled palate grace of the coolness of its site.”

M. Villeneuve cooler vineyards gave him an advantage in the hot 2016 summer.  The 2016 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail (French for coral) is organic and biodynamic. The Grenache grape gives it breadth, Syrah intensity, Cinsault and Carignan structure and spice. White grapes Vermentino and Clairette, piquancy and lift.

Northern exposure and the estate’s high altitude make for cooler nights and longer growing season that makes the wines fresher and more appetizing.

The 2016 Corail combines elegance and delicious fruit. It’s the epitome of the delicately astringent structure of Provencal roses that make them such good partners for a variety of warmer weather dishes You can drink this with grilled fish to almost any kind of chicken or a lightly dressed salad.

In stock now. 

Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail 2016; 2016 Ch. Roquefort Corail Cotes de Provence Rose- Organic; Color: coral with a light lavender note; Aroma: fresh  pretty, a subdued piquant spice, rose extract and flint; Mouth: Light lifted  very pretty & graceful fresh and lively, starfruit, goes down very easily, very drinkable, finishes lively and fresh ; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59


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