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Chateau Sainte Roseline

The Story Chateau Sainte Roseline is named for the daughter of the Marquis de Villeneuve, Lord of Les Arcs, in the south of France. Born 756 years ago in January 1263, the young girl disobeyed her father for a virtuous cause. When she was discovered for her transgression, her disobedience triggered a …

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China’s First Rosé Gold

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards sampled and judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from 57 different countries, between 29 April and 3 May 2019 in London. Wines from China were awarded seven Gold medals China shows no signs of slowing down in its quest to produce award-winning wines for the global …

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Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion • A New Look

The range of wines known as Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion, has a new look. Created in 2005, the re-launched labels cover the entire range of the family of premium Bordeaux wines: red, white and rosé, and Amberwine from the Monbazillac appellation. Prince Robert of Luxembourg – photographed here at Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion – is …

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The Oldest in Fuenmayor • Montecillo

Montecillo is the oldest winery in the town of Fuenmayor.  Founded in 1870, it is also the third oldest winery in La Rioja. Fuenmayor is just 12 kilometres or 15 minutes by car west of Logrono, the capital of La Rioja. Montecillo is part of the Osborne Group, one of …

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Best Rose in The World • Chateau la Sauvageonne

Although Chateau La Sauvageonne lies only about 50 kilometres west of the bustling city of Montpellier (famous, amongst other things, for its university, including for viticulture), getting to the village in Larzac reminds a bit of driving through the countryside of Tuscany with its narrow roads and stone houses. When you arrive …

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Triennes Rosé 2017

I tasted this, and then ordered the entire bottle, last Wednesday at dinner in Duddell’s in Central in Hong Kong. It is one of the best Provencal rosés I’ve had. Make that one of the best rosés ever! Elegant fruit, pin-point harmony, and finesse. Over the weekend, I Googled “Triennes” …

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Gerard Bertrand Ballerine Brut Etoile Rosé

This was tasted yesterday, Thursday 8 November 2018, the opening day of the annual Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this sparkling rosé is closer to a light onion skin or copper shine than it is pink. Although Limoux – where sparkling …

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