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The popular wine writer Michael Apstein graciously delivers a pleasant and complimentary review of the proven consumer accepted Rosé of 2016 – Maison Belle Claire.
Maison Belle Claire Rosé, Côtes de Provence (France) 2015 ($18, Romano Brands Fine wines): Regular readers of WineReviewOnline.com know I’m not a great fan of Rosé — except when it has bubbles — often preferring a chilled light red wine instead. But Maison Belle Claire’s 2015 caught my attention because it delivers more complexity than most rosé. It may be the blend — roughly equal parts Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault — that imparts complexity and makes it come across like a light red wine. Whatever it is, here is a Rosé with substance and the invigorating acidity that keeps it bright and fresh. It’s a perfect choice for the classic salad Niçoise this summer.
90 points Michael Apstein
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