Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay has written books on rosé and its recent revolution, she is considered the specialist worldwide. This week Elizabeth carried out a large Southern French rosé tasting and was blown away by the quality of our Jolie Terre de Providence 2020 rosé! She posted the following on her social media immediately after the tasting:
“After a couple of days tasting of southern French rosé, this wine at the end of a long tasting made us sit up and smile.
Terre de Providence Cuvée Jolie 2020 from Bijou Wine – 50% Grenache 50% Syrah and indigenous yeasts.
Paler than the palest pale, Snow White would be jealous! A little white and red fruit on the nose and then a huge surprise on the palate. Plenty of juicy acidity. Lots of ripe white and red fruit, some creamy peachiness, a touch of residual sugar or ripeness. Quite luscious, juicy, unctuous fruit with balanced creamy acidity – forgot to spit it was so drinkable! Not super complex or structural or fancy or aromatic – but incredibly drinkable. For someone who thinks they like Pinot Grigio – this is a no brainer. Really delicious!
Here is me pouring a glass for lunch today!”
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This tasting sums up the Bijou winemaking philosophy perfectly: We focus on sheer quality!