Cote des Roses is featured in Wine Enthusiast's The Ultimate Guide to French Rosé, Organized by Region.
Languedoc, the world’s largest wine-growing region, is France’s leading producer of rosé. Recent figures suggest that it accounts for around 34% of the country’s pink wine, and about 11% of global rosé production.
The Languedoc is large, with many subsites and appellations that vary in terms of soil composition, varietal preference and ocean proximity. Yet, a few overarching conditions allow for ideal rosé production, like a generally dry and warm Mediterranean climate with abundant sunshine and strong, moderating winds from maritime or mountain influence.
Gérard Bertrand 2019 Cote des Roses Rosé (Languedoc);, 90 points. A pale coppery-pink color, this rosé made from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault opens with aromas of freshly pressed sweet pea and peony combined with notes of white cherry and watermelon rind. The palate is light and easy to enjoy, but with a ripe-fruit character that lends a satisfying impression. A touch of herbal spiciness and tangy pithy citrus provides length and interest through the close. USA Wine West.