As the world of wine continues to evolve, it is always exciting to discover innovative blends that offer something unique and exceptional, fearlessly leading categories in a new direction. Bijou Wine’s latest addition to their portfolio, Eminence de Bijou, is certainly no exception and is now available to purchase nationwide in the UK.
Located in the stunning Languedoc region, Bijou Wine has carefully sourced the best grapes from two parcels of low-yielding vines in an idyllic location, between the river Orb and the Bassin de Thau in Coteaux de Béziers, only a short distance from the Mediterranean Coast. This proximity to the coast ensures the grapes ripen steadily, benefiting from the cooling maritime influence. The gentle north-facing slopes and the calcareous clay-limestone soils also help the grapes preserve their acidity. The result of this careful attention to detail is a regional blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle that is truly outstanding. What sets Eminence de Bijou apart from other rosés is the fact that Bijou Wine has partially oaked the Grenache to provide structure and a new dimension of subtle sweet spices on the finish. This technique adds a layer of complexity to the wine, making it stand out from the crowd.
Eminence de Bijou is more than just a delicious wine; it is also a gastronomic experience. Bijou Wine has created a rosé that can be paired with more than just al fresco dining. It can stand up to a wide range of dishes, making it the perfect choice for any meal.
Matthew Jukes, wine columnist for the Daily Mail: “An amazing, gastronomic rosé”
Decanter – 90 points
Elizabeth Gabay MW – 90 points and Highly Recommended: “More grenache-orange in colour, not as pale as we might expect from the incredibly up-to-date packaging – no complaints here! Getting hints of oak on the nose. Toffee, caramel, hints of cappuccino. Oaky, nutty, coffee and rich vanilla cacao. Opulent, structural, tannic on the finish, red fruit takes over with redcurrants and cranberries, nice phenolic ripeness, some peppiness, a touch of fruit with dried apricot on the finish. Lovely acidity.”
Anthony Gismondi – 91 points :“I love the subtle colour and raspberry infused with a zesty lemon undercurrent from the rolle (vermentino). Spice and vanilla make for a perfect rendition of rosé with style. A wonderful statement for Coteaux de Beziers fruit and a true gastronomic wine.”