2018 Bee Pink
- Grenache Gris
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2019 - 2020
Our previous vintages of Bee Pink have been a sell out and it’s now a firm favourite for our wine club members. Only 1800 bottles have been made this vintage so you’ll need to be quick!
It’s made in the Provence style – very pale in colour, but with plenty of delicate fruit flavours.
An attractive delicate pale pink
Aromas of citrus fruit and white peach, with a hint of redcurrants and strawberries
Bone dry and very refreshing, with crisp, mouthwatering freshness, and charming summer pudding red fruit flavours.
- Winemaking Notes
Our friend Jean-Marc Lafage (who owns Chateau St Roch, near Maury, where we make our red wine) is one of the Roussillon’s finest rosé producers. He has allowed us to work with some of his Grenache, Grenache Gris and Syrah grapes to produce our own Bee Pink.
- Growing Conditions
After a damp spring, 2018 was a warm year with an extremely hot period for a couple of weeks in July, but there was enough groundwater to keep the vines healthy throughout the summer, and to produce an abundant crop of delicious grapes.
- Food Pairing
Delicious with a salade nicoise, or a chicken salad, and the taste will transport you to the sunshine and stunning landscape of the South of France.
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English MW Justin Howard-Sneyd and his family have run Domaine of the Bee since 2007, farming a small area of vineyards in the Roussillon, with some top regional winemakers consulting and this terrific pink is one of only 1800 bottles produced from Grenache, Grenache Gris and Syrah. It has a pale and pretty colour, and a nose that combines raspberry pink grapefruit with lifted, rose and (delicate) patchouli nuances. In the mouth it is ripe and really very harmonious, the peachy and soft summer berry flavours melding so effortlessly with the acidity, to give a dry, crisp but invitingly soft style of rosé.
"utterly glorious Côtes du Roussillon rosé from the rising star of the region: Domaine of the Bee. It’s the palest of pale pinks and blended largely from juicy, succulent Grenache with just a hint of spicy Syrah to lift it. I absolutely lapped it up"
A beautifully packaged summer rosé that offers a nod to Provence but with a bit more flesh on its bones. Aromas of spice, wild strawberries and dried herbs mingle with darker fruit notes in this dry but delightfully fruity pink. The perfect bottle for your UK summer staycation.
Pale, shell-like pink in a pretty heavy, clear-glass bottle….awash with pink grapefruit and citrus pith and palate-cleansing acidity. Dry with dusty lacework on the edges but good fruit and a light touch of thyme. Well balanced and really very good.
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