Bieler Père et Fils Rosé 2012
What’s our favorite rosé wine of the year? Ask us and we’ll tell you Bieler Père et Fils by Charles Bieler. This 2012 dry rosé wine, from Provence, France, is crafted in the traditional Provencal manner by going direct to press within two hours of picking. This ensures that there is very limited skin juice contact, which emphasizes freshness over density. It is comprised of five hillside vineyards and fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks to maximize complexity over power.
As in true Divine Wines fashion, it is a family run vineyard passed from father, Philippe Bieler, down to son, Charles Bieler, and daughter, Mira Bieler. It is comprised of 55% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault and boasts the typical profile of raspberry, cherry and wild strawberry. However, what makes this fun little wine unique are the notes of grapefruit and undertones of floral notes, with an addition to underlying structure of lavender, grass and herbs. Perfect for a hot summer day or a nice picnic lunch.
At $9.99 a bottle, it’ll be hard to find a better quality Provence rosé wine for the price! Stop by Divine Wines and pick up a bottle or two to celebrate this beautiful Saratoga weather we’ve been having!