The 2019 Bellevue Touraine Rose is a deeply saturated salmon pink. It displays powerful aromatics dominated by fresh red raspberry and cherry. It has beautiful mouthfeel, with red fruit on the generous palate. This is a fuller-bodied rosé with a long and structured finish. It is perfectly suited as an aperitif with cheese and charcuterie, or lighter fare including fish. It is great with spicy dishes, such as Thai take out.
For generations, the Vauvy family has maintained stewardship of Domaine Bellevue. Winemaker Patrick Vauvy took the leadership position in 1991 and now produces high-quality moderately priced Touraine wines. The Family’s 28 hectares of vines are set above the banks of the Cher River, on the deep chalky, sandy and calcareous subsoils of the south-facing slopes. Patrick continually improves the vineyards and cellars and is not afraid to experiment. Producing mostly Sauvignon Blanc, Patrick’s modern approach results in wines that are outstanding and appealingly atypical for their category. Yields are controlled through pruning and thinning, only ripe fruit is harvested – he is often the last of his neighbors to start his harvest. Vinification occurs at controlled temperatures in a range of thermo-regulated stainless steel and fiberglass tanks in the estate’s recently extended and updated winery.