Barton & Guestier Cotes de Provence Rose 2015
Light pink color. The bouquet is an explosion of red berries and fragrant flowers on the nose. Flattering citrus aromas appear when agitated. Lively on the palate with a jam-like fruit finish. Ideal as an apéritif. Excellent with Mediterranean cuisine and exotic dishes. Serve well-chilled between 45 and 50°F
The company's founder, Thomas Barton, left his native Ireland and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. He was a true adventurer, looking to make his fortune, and founded a shipping company in 1725. The first barrels of wine were naturally exported to Ireland, which, along with Holland, was the biggest market for Bordeaux in the early 18th century. Very quickly, his efforts brought an unbelievable level of prosperity. He was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. By 1747, Thomas Barton was considered Bordeaux’s number one shipper. His loyal clients nicknamed him "French Tom".