91 Points

James Suckling

2018 Olema Rosé

750ml
$15

Rosé

The 2018 Olema Rose continued in the tradition of the previous vintages.  Made in the Côtes de Provence in the village of Vidauban in a true Provence Rosé style, this wine is crisp, dry and has the perfect balance of color, body and bouquet. Soaring aromatics of watermelon, strawberry, raspberry and rose petal jump from the glass.  Flavors of cherry, watermelon and hints of kirsch lead to a wonderful burst of refreshing acidity on the finish.

Vintage Notes

Harvest in Provence this year happened under ideal weather conditions with fully ripe grapes showing good acidity.  While the ongoing drought in the region gave lower yields in our vineyards, the vines remained healthy, providing greater depth of flavor and concentration on the palate.

Winemaking Notes

All grapes went direct to press with minimal skin contact leading to the pale salmon color and a subtle grip.  The must was fermented cold preserving the freshness of floral aromatics and matured in stainless steel giving vibrant fruit intensity and a long, crisp finish.

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Rosé
Appellation
Côtes de Provence, Village of Vindauban
Blend
50% Grenache, 20% Mouvedre, 15% Carignan, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah
Alcohol
12.5% abv

Olema Rosé Ratings

91

James Suckling

2018 Olema Rosé

92

James Suckling

2017 Olema Rosé

91

James Suckling

2016 Olema Rosé


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