2023 Bellefontaine Grenache Rosé

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2022 Bellefontaine Grenache Rose

Supple and moreish, this is a delightfully pale pink French rosé.

Tasting Notes

Pale raspberry pink with appealing, soft, berry aromas. Smooth, round and juicy this is an easy-drinking, vivaciously fruity rosé with a refreshing dry finish.

2022 Bellefontaine Grenache Rose

Production Method

Bellefontaine Grenache Rosé possesses fine aromatics, pure fruit expression, fresh acidity, varietal character and above all, a persistent finish. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel with minimal intervention during winemaking. Bottled young to capture the freshness and vibrant fruit character. The free-run juice of Grenache grapes produces a wine full of sweetly ripe yet crunchy fruit with soft and juicy flavours.

Producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade we had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. After 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines.

Samantha Bailey, who started as a wine enthusiast, was there at the beginning of this adventure. Since then, she has grown into our Master Blender and has key responsibilities: building long-standing relationships, tasting, understanding the terroir and appellations, and pushing the boundaries. She is at the heart of the whole process from blending to quality assessment, making sure there is always a Boutinot touch in every cuvée. We are proud to also count Guillaume Letang and Julien Dugas in our winemaking team. Guillaume oversees the South of France and Languedoc, whilst Julien looks after our property in Cairanne. Together they have the local knowledge to select and blend the very best wines from throughout. Eric Monnin oversees every aspect of production and makes sure everything our winemakers blend and source is top quality.

Today, Boutinot’s French office has recently relocated to Macon, and has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. We don’t use any single model to source our wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Vérand. Drawing on the expertise of our four winemakers and a network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine. 

Alan's Personal Notes

"This is DELISH! And definitely one of our best value roses at £8.95. Lots of ripe, crunchy Grenache fruit which delivers lots of berry aromas and juicy flavours with good acidity, balance and a dry refreshing finish. Very moreish and perfect for a long, lazy summer lunch. Absolutely delightful and retains its freshness to the end of the bottle easily. A top pick for summer!" tasted July 2024

Specifications

Year 2023
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Grenache 100%
Country France
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type Rosé
Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Vegetarian, Vegan approved
Food Matches Enjoy a glass on its own or match its subtle flavours with delicate white meats, fish and salads.
Origin Languedoc
Appellation IGT Pays Doc