Another wine from Domaine Saint Mitre and it’s their Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, an AOP so an upgrade from the Papillon one.
Vintage 2018, screw cap, 13% vol.
35% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 5% Rolle.
The other wine from Saint Mitre that I bought the same day as the Papillon from my usual joint, Stirling Fine Wines. Compared to the Papillon this one is an AOP, higher up in the classification.
Very pale, almost like a gris in the bottle.
Very pale pink, definitely a gris in the glass, nice wide rim, no legs.
Nose : strawberry, redcurrant and a hint of green grass. Very fruity nose, very pleasant.
In mouth it’s a bit fizzy, red fruit of course, green strawberry and a hint of banana when swallowing.
Green strawberry as the main red fruit, some green grass and grapefruit as well in the middle mouth.
Very dry and mineral in the after mouth, less fruity as finale : the last impression that remains is of a dry and mineral wine almost like a white wine. I could even taste some chalk in the after mouth.
Very pleasant but definitely different from the Papillon, with some mineral and green grass notes in common.
Even though I like it too, I prefer the Papillon one between the two, in spite of being of a lesser appellation.
Same as for the Papillon, this wine was warmly advised by Stirling Fine Wines.
I would pair it with fish or seafood, almost like I would pair a white wine.