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WINE REVIEW: La Bernarde 2019 'Les Hauts du Luc', Côtes de Provence, France ($18)


by Andrew Chalk


This wine shows how much of France is the value-leader in the wine world. This well made and versatile wine works as a quaffing wine or with pork, veal or most poultry dishes. It possesses a nose of strawberry, medium acid, and just a hint of sweetness on the palate (note: it is nonetheless a dry wine).


Recommended on these hot summer days in Dallas.


Here are the wine making details (from the importer’s web site).


• Certified organic

• 46% Cinsault, 27% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Rolle, 7% Syrah

• La Bernarde is an historic property considered to be in the areas finest terroir

• It has been restored by the owners of Commanderie de Peyrassol, with the same winemaker

• High altitude site at 350m that sees snow most winters

• Southeast facing sites

• Harvest is about 10 days later than the lower lying areas of Côtes de Provence

• Clay and limestone with lots of stones

• Direct press rosé

• Fermented and aged in tank

Producer:

La Bernarde

Vintage:

2019

Country:

France

Region:

Provence

Appellation:

Cotes de Provence

Variety:

Blend - Other

Color:

Rose

Farming Practice:

Certified Organic

Sample

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