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Bauduc Bordeaux Rose

€16.99/Bottle | €203.88/Case
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Very pale pink. Fresh, red fruit aromas - raspberry and redcurrant nuance. Clean and dry on the palate but with an underlying ripeness of fruit. The freshness is what appeals. Delicious.

 

The Vineyard

Winemaker Gavin Quinney: "We made this pale, Provençal style of Rosé by harvesting plots of Merlot (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Cabernet Franc (15%) at night. Many Bordeaux Rosés are a by-product of making red wine - if you bleed off some juice from the tank before fermentation, you can concentrate the juice that's left with all the skins and solids.
 
We don't do this any more because we want a fresher, lighter style, so we now choose the parcels we want for Rosé, pick them earlier to retain more freshness and acidity (2009 and 2010 were very dry, ripe years), and make just Rosé from those grapes. The grapes are picked by machine in the dark, so they stay crisp and fresh, and are pressed straight away in our pneumatic press (like a huge drum with an airbag inside).
 
There's so little time for the dark skins to stain the juice that the wine ends up nice and pale. The fermentation in the stainless steel tank is kept cool, using a huge immersion chiller thingy, and later we blend the Cabernets and Merlot as we see fit." 

 


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Critics

James Lawther MW, Contributing Editor of Decanter magazine: 

"Very pale pink. Fresh, red fruit aromas - raspberry and redcurrant nuance. Clean and dry on the palate but with an underlying ripeness of fruit. The freshness is what appeals. Delicious."

Gordon Ramsay, The Times Magazine, 2003: 

"My sommelier Ronan Sayburn suggests buffet party drinks should be light and quaffable, especially if you are a genial host. But you need to choose fresh, crisp wines that will cope with a wide variety of foods... You could plump for Rosés, although good ones are not easy to find. Look for good Bordeaux rosés... Ronan's choice is made by English couple Gavin and Angela Quinney at Chateau Bauduc."

Chateau Bauduc was featured on Oz and James Big Wine Adventure on BBC2.

John Wilson, Irish Times, June 2012

"Several tasters loved the colour of this wine; some also liked the medium-bodied redcurrant fruits and crisp acidity. A dry rosé that would go down well with a summer lunch, or possibly with Thai food too."

 


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Bauduc Bordeaux Rose
Red Nose Rating: 91%
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Dry rosés