- A delectable south of France rosé from Philippe and Charles Bieler.
The goal with Cuvée Sabine is always to balance fruit, savory and acid and so the grapes are picked on the early edge of ripeness, ideally after a fairly long hang time. 2014 is back to the more traditional Bieler style. It is a blend of Grenache: 41%, Syrah: 38%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 12%, Cinsault: 5%, and Rolle: 4% with the more delicate Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle aromas and flavors driving while the Syrah brings body and Cabernet Sauvignon adds spice. The wine is quite aromatic and jumps out of your glass with the classic Provence tug of war between wild red fruit berries as if you just picked them along a path to the beach, floral notes of lavender and rose petal and underlying savory herbs de Provence.
(from the vintner)