Boatshed Wine Loft

Mediterranean Rosé Spring Mixed Pack

$99.00 $120.00

REGION

Provence

VARIETY/TYPE

Agiorgitiko

SIZE

0

When the sun comes out, it’s time to think of rosé! Pick a bottle of rosé from the French Mediterranean coast and it's likely to be dry, light in body, characterised with a good acidity and is often pale. Very few producers outside of the south of France produce rosé wine in such a consistent style, though Greece's Gaia is a stand out competitor. This mixed 3 pack consists of our favourite Mediterranean rosés that go down a treat in the spring sunshine:

  • Whispering Angel - Côtes de Provence
  • Château les Crostes - Côtes de Provence
  • Gaia  Rosé - Greek Peloponnese

 

THE VARIETY

Agiorgitiko

Raspberry, Blackberry, Plum Sauce, Black Pepper, Nutmeg

Synonyms: Aghiorghitiko, Mavro Nemeas, Mavrostaphylo Mavraki

Literally meaning 'St George's grape', this varietal is native to the eastern part of the Peloponnese in Greece. Agiorgitiko is extremely versatile and can create a wide range of wine styles. Sometimes used in blends alongside other varieties, styles also range from fresh, fruity rosés to full bodied, tannic reds. The wines from Nemea are full-bodied and are exceptional. Pairs well with roast meats and spicy cuisines. 

THE REGION

Provence

Provence­, which is located in the south of France, is France's oldest wine-producing region. The impressive variety of soil types within the region and mediterranean climate allows a number of different grape varieties to flourish. ­The region produces reds and whites, but Rose has always been hand-in-hand with Provence's identity. Out of the one-hundred and forty million bottles produced annually in Provence, seventy-five percent of them are Rose.