Kylie Minogue Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé 2020
Confide in me, you’re excited about Kylie Minogue’s new premium Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé 2020, aren’t you? Well, you’re not the only one. So are highly respected wine critics…
92 points, “The historical classification of Provence properties was made in 1955; 23 domains were selected of which only 18 still exist – and one of these is Château Sainte-Roseline, the source of Kylie Minogue’s Provence rosé. This petal-pink ‘Cru Classé’ wine comes from some of the property’s best vineyards. Look out for creamy, tender aromas of peach, hawthorn flower and almond. On the palate, the wine is dry, structured and vinous, with almond, peach and lemon flavours, and even a hint of green olive. This is a more concentrated, glycerous, resonant and food-friendly wine than the prettier, perter but slightly shorter Côtes de Provence Rosé.” – Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine
The vegan-friendly Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé is the pinnacle of the Collection Range, Kylie Minogue’s flagship single-estate wines. It was crafted at Château Sainte-Roseline on the Côte d’Azur, not far from St. Tropez, and it’s simply sensational.
Like Bordeaux, Provence developed a classified ranking system for wine estates, and Château Sainte-Roseline is rated as one of the region’s absolute finest. Released exclusively through Harvey Nichols, the exquisite rosé this estate and Kylie have created blows its rivals out of the water. Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested by hand at night – for maximum freshness – from the Cru Classé estate in Les Arcs-sur-Argens. Ageing on the lees (the spent yeast left behind after fermentation) adds a gorgeous texture, nuttiness and creamy peach yoghurt depth to the powerful notes of pink grapefruit, apricot sorbet, raspberry, cranberry, spice, white flowers and orange blossom. We thought the classic Côtes de Provence Rosé was good, but the Cru Classé is an enormous step up. Save this for special occasions and, to paraphrase one of Kylie’s classics from 1990, prepare yourself to be rocked to your very foundations and shocked by the power, shocked by the power!
Having sold over 80 million records and topped the UK album chart in five consecutive decades, the “Princess of Pop”, Kylie Minogue OBE, has now become the princess of popping corks. Her eponymous wine range burst onto the scene in 2020 and sold more than a million bottles within its first year. The multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, philanthropist, breast cancer awareness campaigner, style icon and now Creative Director of a highly successful premium wine brand, has been “unbelievably humbled and thrilled by the global response to Kylie Minogue Wines.” When we met the fabulous London resident, she admitted that she has always loved wine, fondly recalling cooking and chatting with her friends and family over a bottle or two. She therefore has some pretty strong views on the subject, which was why when approached by Benchmark Drinks about creating the Kylie range, she told them these would not be “style over substance” and that if they were “just plonking my name on it, I’m not interested.” She definitely got her way. Later, she told us that she remembered ascending the escalators to the Harvey Nichols Foodmarket and Wine Shop at our flagship Knightsbridge store in the 1990s, but would never have dreamt that over twenty years later her products would grace those shelves. Now, that’s exactly where they are. I should be so lucky.
£4.27 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3415640
Style No.: 870865
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