Mary Beth and Emanuele Gaiarin’s small, family-owned wine estate is located in the heart of the Lange region of Piedmont, Italy. The estate covers just a little more than three acres on a hillside across the valley from the village of Barbaresco. Raspberry, currant and apple are all present on the nose. The palate provides more of the same with white peach, plum, and strawberry. This is not a fruit bomb, though; there’s good acidity and a touch of tannin on the finish that keeps this rosé crisp and dry.
Château des Annibals is owned by Natalie and Bernard Coquelle. The domain is managed primarily by Natalie who has a degree in agriculture and whose standards for farming are very high indeed. Herbicides and pesticides are strictly forbidden at Château des Annibals and respect for the land is of the highest priority.
This rosé is 60% cinsault and 40% grenache, done in classic Provence style. It is bone dry with spare notes of raspberry and currant, with melon and shimmery acidity on the finish.
Jean-Pierre Rozan bought the domain la Commanderie de la Bargemone in 1968 and replanted the vineyard with Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ugni and Carignan all of which are sustainably grown.
This Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah rosé lifts off with chalky minerality. Underripe raspberry, strawberry and tart melon fruit fill out the palate with good acidity lingering. This pretty wine finishes with more mineral and a touch of citrus peel.