By: Keith Mabry
K&L Staff Member
When we first brought in Clos Beylesse, I questioned the distinctive blue bottle format they used. The winery uses this special UV bottle to protect the wine from any light degradation and increase its longevity. Having tasted a couple of back vintages, freshness is definitely preserved. Now, completely on board, the Clos Beylesse Côtes de Provence Rosé is functionally one of the most distinctive rosés each year (and not because of the bottle). The 2016 has expressive aromas of ruby grapefruit, kumquats and Seascape strawberries. A long thread of minerality and acidity unite the flavors, making for one of our top rosés in this or any season.