Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022

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Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022
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The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. The Coteaux d’ Aix-en-Provence is the second-largest AOC in Provence, the largest is Côtes de Provence, producing 75% of the wine in the region. Aix is located to the far west in Provence and if you have ever seen Impressionist landscapes you have seen the beauty of Aix.

Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022

The back label says the Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022 was “bottles at the estate of Sarl Vignobles Paradis” which indicates that they only bottled this Rosé and maybe did a little aging.

The cork says “Mis en Bouteille A La Propriete” and that indicates that the winery Chateau Paradis controlled all aspects of the winemaking, from the vineyard to the finished wine. So, according to the cork, this is a $7.99 Estate Produced Provence Rose from an excellent winery.

Trader Joe’s does not mention the grape blend, Chateau Paradis uses Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and a few others in their Rosé wines. This is a 2022 vintage which means it is a young wine if a short aging period, so drink this wine sooner rather than later. The alcohol content is a proper 12.5%.

The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022 Tasting Notes

The color is more orange creamsicle than pink. The nose is husky, with more melon and lemon, than bright fruit and citrus. There is cherry, apple, a hint of spice, and a little honey to go along with the melon and lemon. The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022 has some nice weight on the palate, this is not some light fluffy Rosé it has some flavors that are worth figuring out.

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This Rosé tastes like a stew of melon, sharp spice, pear, and red apple. The mid-palate brings a creamy texture, guava, dried pineapple, and strawberry. The flavors are finely balanced and the acidity allows the flavors to fully unfold.

The Summary

  • The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Aix Provence Rosé 2022 is a major $7.99 bargain.
  • It gets everything right, with interesting color, an enticing nose, and flavors that pull you in.
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