Located in the village of Mirabeau in the Luberon, this family vineyard was owned by the Marquis de Mirabeau until the French Revolution. The property was purchased in the 1880s by an ancestor of the current owner and winemaker, Thomas Montagne. The Côtes du Luberon is in the extreme southeastern part of the winemaking Rhône Valley, and Luberon wines are not as well known in the U.S. as Côtes du Rhônes (even with the publicity from a not-very-good movie with Russell Crowe about the region). Although Clapier was well-reviewed in the latest Guide Hachette, the winery has never before exported to the U.S. M. Montagne makes traditional Luberon wines along with new vintages outside of the traditional – and traditionally approved – formulations. This rose has been mentioned in the Guide Hachette as being of excellent quality and well-balanced with a floral nose, a taste of citrus and a nice bit of acidity at the finish. It is refreshing and also suitable for many summer food pairings. It's also great with Thanksgiving foods!
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||Côtes du Luberon Rosé
||Château de Clapier
||Drink now or hold up to 2 years
||13.5% by vol.
Poultry and fish, Mexican, Indian, and Asian foods. Charcuterie.