Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2016 Ch La Blaque Rose Pierrevert

Price Break on a Rose from The Other Provence
August 23, 2017


The Cesari Family  

Provence suggests to most people the beaches of the Riviera or the rolling lowlands around Aix, but there is another Provence, in English the Alps of High Provence, further north up in the hills, cooled by the north winds off the mountain.

There the little known Coteaux de Pierrevert region is fast gaining a reputation for quality wines that are are both lively and rich because they come from vines of 1200 to 1800 feet high that have 9 sunny days out of 10 to ripen. A longer, cooler growing season assures more ripeness and depth.

Domaine de la Blaque is one of the first Pierrevert wineries to make critics stand up and notice. The 2017 edition of the respected Guide Hachette called their wines "sure value" and praised the domaine for its deft organic production.

I loved their 2016 Rose when I tasted it earlier this season but had no room among the roses we already have. It's made from Cinsault for crispness, Grenache for texture, Syrah for spice and Vermentino for verve. It has them all.

Then the importer made us a deal too good to turn down. We can offer a wine that was already good value at $18 for 13.99, only 11.89 by the case, one third off the original price. I know what I'll be drinking the rest this summer through September.
          Wine arrives Wednesday


2016 Domaine la Blaque Pierrevert Rose de Provence - Organic; Color: very pale purple-tan tint; Aroma: light and pretty, very fresh, clean pretty, fine acidity, linear drive; Mouth: fleshy and fruity , nicely rounded, fleshy, juicy with a crisp finish; Very Good Plus Was 17.99 Now 13.99; case of 12 $142.68 (11.89)


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


Please pass this on to any friends who are wine enthusiasts.


           - Len Rothenberg