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Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2017 Wine Review

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2017

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2017

Fronton, Southwest A.C., France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Rosés

Winery: Château Bellevue La Forêt

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

An terrific rose from Fronton in the south of France. it's made from lesser-known wine grapes, mostly Negrette, with some Gamay. Love the salmon-clementine hue in the glass. Aromas of small strawberries, raspberry and citrus spice. Mouth-watering and juicy. Amazing price for this quality. Pair with planked salmon or roast chicken.

Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini.

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This Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2017 was reviewed on September 27, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Pale pink with slight ruby hue. Dry and mouthwatering acidity. Blood orange, red currant, hint of almost ripe cantaloupe and white peppercorn. Paired well with baked salmon and orange-zest Jasmine rice. Tasted 2017 vintage in May 2018. 90 points
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is not only a tasty rosé at a good pricepoint, but one from an interesting region.
This is a wine from Fronton, where the wines generally tend to revolve around Negrette; a dark skinned varietal introduced by ancient Greek viticulture. It is related to the Mavro varietal family and it tastes similar. Lots of dark prilune and blueberry are pretty cpmmon remarks on it.
When made into a rosé, in this case with Gamay to maintain fresh acidity, it brings deep colour and soft fruit.
Pleasantly soft acidity, a deep burnished pink.
Flavours of squashed cherry, red plum, currant, raspberry, and green herbs.
This is a great one to stock up with for summer sipping, at the cottage.
Pair this with crab legs and old bay.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Not your typical pale pink Rosé! Light orange/salmon in colour with aromas that reminded me of the tiny ripe strawberries you pick in the wild. This is a blend of Négrette, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Cabernet Franc so there is some underlying weight to it. Nice acidity but a bit bitter in the finish. I believe this would be a versatile wine to pair with food - a salad with strawberries and feta or roast chicken would work well. Tasted August 9, 2018.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Beautiful bouquet of strawberries and this wine is dry on the palette with flavours of strawberry, rhubarb and a hint of spice. Great value rosé!

Pair with BBQed chicken or smoked salmon.

Tasted on September 16, 2018
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This has dried red cherry, rhubarb, orange blossom, and citrus. Easy drinking. Lovely with chicken. 89 Points.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A great and affordable option for warm summer evenings. Aromas of field strawberry, melon, a hint of grapefruit and some lemon pith. Blended from Negrette and Gamay, this wine shows bright acidity and nice berry flavours with a hint of lemon-lime on the palate. Pair with salmon or other seafood.
Neil Phillips rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Blend of local SW France varietal Negrette with Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and Gamay.

Salmon colour with medium intensity.

Aromas of strawberries, red grapefruit, fresh green leaves, white flowers. On the palate, balanced acidity if not overly crisp - a nice patio wine. Taste follows the nose with lots of red fruits, slight herbal note, medium weight.

This was a top pick for me for value roses.

Tasted (repeatedly) Summer 2018.
Pale pink with slight ruby hue Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2017 is produced from mainly the Négrette wine grape found mostly in Fronton with Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. the Négrette wine grape first appeared there in the 12th century and is believed to have originated in Greece. This wine is dry with mouth-watering acidity with flavours of crushed cherries, ripe red plum, raspberry and light green herbs. Very nice and versatile. Chill and pair with steamed crab legs. - Community Wine Reviews

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