La Belle Angèle Rosé 2022

Here’s wine making the most of its assets. Using the fact that technology in the Languedoc and Gers regions of France is revolutionising quality and production of everyday wines and also making them more accessible in style, this one has a great name (‘whisper’ it not, angels are popular for pink). Based on classic rosé varietals Grenache and Cinsault, there is more than a hint of Provence in its styling. Grenache has ripe, curranty, fruit and this is tempered by the delicacy of Cinsault. Essentially the wine is made in the same way as white after direct pressing of the grapes, then the wine is aged in vat for a few months. The intention is to bring plenty of fruit to the glass, and this undoubtedly works. 


whisper’ it not, angels are popular for pink …..


La Belle Angèle herself represents the type of woman who inspired society and artists in the early years of the 20th century. And this wine is unashamedly aimed at women drinkers. But it’s not just a quaffing wine. It has sufficient structure and crispness on the finish to work well with oily fish – perhaps barbecued mackerel, grilled salmon, or, back to earth – a simple fish finger sandwich. What is certain is that it represents a benchmark for affordable French pink and is priced at a good point, far less than a Provençal equivalent. Now it’s time for other French regions to step up to the challenge and create similar reliable rosé. I await developments.



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