Miami, FL – Barton & Guestier releases the newest vintage of their Côtes de Provence rosé wine, Tourmaline, to the U.S. market. Made by Véronique Florentin, newly appointed head of winemaking of Provençal wines for Barton & Guestier, the 2020 Tourmaline is a true-to-type Provence wine showcasing the authenticity of the appellation and its world-renowned style.
Barton & Guestier commissioned an eye-catching tailor-made package for the Tourmaline Rosé to showcase this jewel of a wine and give it appropriate elegance for every occasion. A Vinolok® glass closure seals the bottle at the top, while the punt at bottom is designed to resemble the famous pink gemstone after which the wine is named. The neck of the bottle is engraved with the ‘B&G’ letters and these are echoed in the iconic red signature of Barton & Guestier on the label; a signature synonymous with great quality French wines and a commitment to sustainability at every level.
Véronique Florentin, new head of the group’s proprietary cellars in Vidauban located close to St Tropez, explains more about the 2020 vintage: “Thanks to healthy rainfall during autumn and winter, the vines remained very healthy throughout the growing season with abundant and active foliage. After a beautiful flowering, the grapes (Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah) evolved to reach a maturity which was evidence of a very satisfactory balance between all elements. In the finished wine, we see that the light pink color has kept its purple reflection. On the nose, aromas of apricots are followed by floral notes of lily as well as citrus fruit notes. A dry and balanced wine, the palate is smooth and delicious, ending with a refreshing sensation. Wine lovers seeking a true Côtes de Provence rosé will not be disappointed!”
Barton & Guestier’s winemaking is driven by sustainable principles and the Côtes de Provence Tourmaline Rosé is no exception. “For many years we have been honing our sustainable development approach at our Chateau Magnol property, which now bears such certifications as ISO 14001 and High Environmental Value – Level 3,” says Laurent Prada, B&G Head Winemaker. “We continue to apply these same rules to all of our wines and throughout our business. As a company with 300 years of history, we are aware of the importance of evolving all of our practices towards even more sustainability at every level.”
Barton & Guestier Côtes de Provence Tourmaline Rosé retails for $19.99 and is now available nationally via Drizly and locations such as Publix, Harris Teeter, Hannaford and selected independent retailers. Distributors per state can be found on www.RangeMe.com.
About Barton & Guestier
Founded in Bordeaux in 1725 by the Irishman Thomas Barton, Barton & Guestier is the oldest wine house in Bordeaux and has developed a premium brand strategy based on AOC and varietal wines from the main French wine growing regions: Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Languedoc, Provence and Gascony. With almost three centuries of experience, the brand’s expertise guarantees the typical B&G style: the authenticity of the appellations combined with the consistency of quality and the typicity of each vintage, reassuring consumers in an increasingly complicated market. Innovative and informative packaging as well as up-to-date communication tools, make Barton & Guestier wines accessible to wine lovers in over 130 countries. In the USA, B&G was the first imported wine brand and was recommended by Thomas Jefferson himself.
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