A sparkling alternative to the still, pale dry rosés. Rivarose is Provence’s largest sparkling wine producer, and its oldest. It is a soft and pretty pink in the glass. There is some breadiness coming from the second ferment in this wine, and its sibling, the Prestige. A blend of Syrah and Grenache, it has all the hallmarks of a Provence rosé – just with the added bonus of bubbles. Crisp, dry and spicy, with ripe and lush strawberries that hit the front of the palate while those bubbles deliver crispness and a fresh liveliness to the mid palate and beyond. It’s an easy drinker.
Region: Mediterranee IGP, France
Main Grape: Syrah, Grenache
Style: Sparkling dry, rosé wine
VinousWomen member reaction: Enjoyed it!
Date tasted: April 2018
Food required: no
Where purchased: Independent stores £13