Vins Breban – Tasting Notes, from "Vinous Media", by Josh Raynolds (2016)

Mimi en Provence 2016Rosé wines Domaine de Paris, Domaine de la Chapelle Saint Victor, Domaine la Clombe, Domain Valfont, and Mimi en Provence were rated as follows : 89, 89, 89, 88, and 87 points respectively.

Raynolds’ specific opinions about individual wines are as noted:

"DOMAINE DE PARIS"  rosé wine is extremely pale pink. Reminisent of fresh red berries, white peach and candied flowers on the perfumed nose. Smooth, broad and gently spicy, offering juicy raspberry and peach flavors and subtle hint of bitter herbs. Nice, persistent finish, leaving behind zesty orange notes.

"DOMAINE DE LA CHAPELLE SAINT VICTOR"  wine is pale pink. Bright and lively on the nose and palate, displaying fresh blood orange and red currant qualities with a hint of white pepper. Dry and nervy in character, offering firm closing bite and a subtle touch of candied flowers.

"DOMAINE LA COLOMBE"  rosé wine is pale orange. Aromas of tangerine, strawberry and white peach are energized by hints of white pepper. Clean and racy on the palate, offering fresh red berry and pit fruit flavors and subtle traces of succulent herbs. Closes taut and nervy, showing good focus and length and lingering spiciness.

"DOMAINE VALFONT"  rosé wine is best described as a wine with fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and melon on the fragrant nose. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering nervy zesty citrus aromas and red berry flavors with a slightly hard edge. Finishes dry and racy, delivering firm cut and a lingering touch of bitter orange flavors.

"MIMI EN PROVENCE" rosé wine is caracterized by ripe red berries, orange and a hint of honey on the deeply scented nose. Fleshy and broad, offering good warm depth but could use more vivacity. Closes supple and gently sweet, with an echo of candied red fruits and decent length.