Reviews & Accolades
Tortoise Creek Sauvignon Blanc “Cuvee Jeane”
90 Points – Best Buy!
Cuvée Jeane is beautifully balanced and aromatic with suggestions of passion fruit and grapefruit. The palate is crisp and dry, but not too acidic, with a good depth of flavor.
2017 Mont Gravet Rosé. Made from grapes sourced in the south of France, this 100 percent cinsault is full of strawberry, incense and herbal notes, with a touch of salinity.
Tiamo Grillo 2016 Can
“I’m excited to report that the Tiamo Grillo does for canned wine what almost no one else has done… The Tiamo Grillo, a Sicilian white, is the first canned wine worth drinking.”
Le Charmel Rosé
“So you see, it’s the bone dry style of Provence rosé with delicate flavors and color that holds such allure for me. Such an example is the Le Charmel Côtes de Provence 2015. The pale pink color is spot on for what I look for in a rosé and it shows delicate flavors of strawberry, raspberry, guava, pear, and nectarine, along with a floral aroma. It’s light bodied, dry, and has a nice high level of acidity – perfectly refreshing for the warmer weather ahead. Gimme that sun, sand, and rosé, s’il vous plaît!”
Mont Gravet, Pays d’Oc (Languedoc, France) Cinsault Rosé 2017
The grape-growing region of southwestern France is influenced by both Atlantic and Mediterranean conditions, and by the stony soils in which the vines grow. Delicate pale pink in color, this rosé is as dry and refreshing as an ocean breeze without being bitingly austere. Discreet fruit flavors plus mouthwatering salinity and gravelly minerality add to the overall appeal. Make no mistake, despite its low price this is a serious wine, not a sweet and rosy distraction.
Mont Gravet Rosé. The south of France brings us a 100% Cinsault from Languedoc. Slightly sweet, it appealed in hue (“I want lipstick this color”) and origin (revealed as from France, a smiley face and “Ooh La La” appeared one critique sheet). An enjoyable berry taste.
Le Charmel Rose, Tortoise Creek Wines. A multi-layered blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Rolle from coastal Provence. Extremely pale and very fruity with an intense taste of raspberries and a “dry apple aftertaste,” it appealed as a “salad dinner” companion.
6. TIAMO, ROSÉ AND RED
We love Tiamo’s rosé and red for three simple reaons: They’re Italian, made with organic grapes, and are lower in alcohol than much of the competition.
Organic Wine in Aluminum Cans
For picnics, barbecues, camping and more, consumers can sip organic white and rose wines from the Italian producer, available as individual cans or packs of four.
Raise Your Glass: A Lively White Wine Made From an Uncommon Grape
“Mont Gravet, a light, refreshing, low-alcohol white wine, is perfect for drinking on warm summer evenings.”
“It’s a wine that reminds me of others made from grapes grown in southwestern France and northwestern Spain, such as Albarino and Picpoul, all of which seem particularly well-suited to enjoy with fish and seafood or as a light drink with appetizers.
We had Mont Gravet with grilled shrimp and asparagus, and it was a natural match.”
“I tried my first can, the Tiamo Rosé 2016, at a local concert. I found it to be very drinkable…It’s just right for sailing, picnics, BBQ gatherings, concerts…or whatever you enjoy doing outdoors.”
Le Charmel Pinot Noir
Mark Bona at Cleveland.com writes:
“Cherry, but a very fresh-tasting one, not the usual black-cherry flavor Pinots can have. A long finish belies its soft flavors. Light-bodied, it smells fruitier than it tastes. Really nice dry sipper, “light and bright,” as a tasting pal notes.”