Hampton Water Rosé 2018
Hand-picked by the finest wine makers the South of France has to offer, Hampton Water Wine is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre grapes. What that all means is our wine is the perfect companion for any occasion.
This rosé, made from 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, smells light and fresh right off the bat, with medium-intense notes of wild strawberries, white peach and just a touch of white chocolate. The medium-weight palate offers enough acidity to lift the ripe peach, melon and red currant flavors, with a slight melon rind pithiness on the close. It's well balanced and easy to like.
Every fiber of my body wanted to dislike this blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, simply because of the brazen, marketing-driven branding (the wine was developed in conjunction with Jon Bon Jovi), but the 2018 Languedoc Rose Hampton Water is clean, fresh and quaffable, with delicate berry notes, some melon and peach flavors and a refreshing finish.