By Eric Asimov - NY Times, 14/05/2015.. (Posted May 2015)
Unlike most Provençal rosés, which rival one another to see how pale they can be, Simone’s is a vibrant cherry color. It’s intended for aging; the proprietor, Jean-François Rougier, said that it is best at five or six years old. It is made primarily of grenache and mourvèdre, with smaller percentages of cinsault, syrah and carignan, and aged in large barrels. The ’13 is pure, substantial and deep, with light berry flavors and great finesse. “You should not drink it too cold,” Mr. Rougier said.