As I said in my review of the Malbec, JP Chenet is one of the biggest selling French wine brands. They sell millions of cases each year and export all over the world. In other words, it’s bigoperation and maintaining any kind of quality at that level is no easy task. Still, if today’s wine, the JP Chenet Rosé 2017, is anything to go by, these guys are up to the challenge.
This rosé is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault (a lesser-known grape that’s widely used in the south of France). It comes in 750ml and 187ml bottles (I love it when they make small bottles) and the former is normally available for well under $10.
The Review: JP Chenet Rosé 2017
There is a sweet-smelling nose here of strawberry and citrus. On the palate, there’s a nice rush of acidity with just a little fruity sweetness to balance it out. The finish is quite dry, though its refreshing rather than unpleasant. It’s a leaner style of rosé, leaning towards dry rather than fruity, despite the sweet-smelling nose. It’s simple and easy to drink though and good value at the price. If you’re looking for a sub-$10 rosé and don’t mind a dry style, this is a no-brainer.