Julien Braud

Forty Ounce Rosé Blend

8.872 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Loire Valley, France
Rosé Blend
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

This trend might just last a few rosé seasons. And I’m sure it would sell just as well if it was filled with knockoff Mateus. Fortunately it is not. The blend is 35% Gamay, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 12% Grolleau, 5% Pineau d’Aunis, 2% Pinot Gris. Those varietals indicate it’s probably not from Provence.

In fact it’s sourced from the Loire Valley (Muscadet and Touraine). Although it’s crisp and dry, there’s a noticeably contrast to Provençal rosés, which I find usually lean toward a citrus and peach, tart and tangy, high acidity profile. By comparison, the Forty Ounce has a more mellow profile. Watermelon, orange peel, cherry, and crushed rock. If all the other rosés are Hampton Water, this is Hipster Water, and will certainly provide enormous appeal to fans of La Croix.

This trend might just last a few rosé seasons. And I’m sure it would sell just as well if it was filled with knockoff Mateus. Fortunately it is not. The blend is 35% Gamay, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 12% Grolleau, 5% Pineau d’Aunis, 2% Pinot Gris. Those varietals indicate it’s probably not from Provence.

In fact it’s sourced from the Loire Valley (Muscadet and Touraine). Although it’s crisp and dry, there’s a noticeably contrast to Provençal rosés, which I find usually lean toward a citrus and peach, tart and tangy, high acidity profile. By comparison, the Forty Ounce has a more mellow profile. Watermelon, orange peel, cherry, and crushed rock. If all the other rosés are Hampton Water, this is Hipster Water, and will certainly provide enormous appeal to fans of La Croix.

Apr 26th, 2018
Chris Koupal

This is really a thing

This is really a thing

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Strawberry and citrus, with rose petal and salt water. 40oz. to freedom.

Strawberry and citrus, with rose petal and salt water. 40oz. to freedom.

Jul 5th, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

8.9

I think I have been in the wine business too long. This is better than most things one sips out of a 40 dog.

I think I have been in the wine business too long. This is better than most things one sips out of a 40 dog.

May 3rd, 2017
Max Gottesfeld

Strawberries and citrus. Easy but needs to be cold. It's going to be the #rosé of the season because it's good, organic, liter bottle, and $14.99

Strawberries and citrus. Easy but needs to be cold. It's going to be the #rosé of the season because it's good, organic, liter bottle, and $14.99

Apr 13th, 2017
Travis Scarborough

Funny gimmick, but crappy wine

Funny gimmick, but crappy wine

Jun 26th, 2018
Jacob P Wilson

It’s fun, it’s easy.

It’s fun, it’s easy.

Sep 9th, 2019
Nathan Kinney

Serious enough rose in a 40

Serious enough rose in a 40

Apr 27th, 2019
Tiana Estremera

Zesty citrus and quick finish. Artificial strawberry, Meyer lemon. OK.

Zesty citrus and quick finish. Artificial strawberry, Meyer lemon. OK.

Feb 7th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yeah had to try it,
Nice nose but no complexity obviously, but nice try
$16.00 so who cares,

Yeah had to try it,
Nice nose but no complexity obviously, but nice try
$16.00 so who cares,

Sep 12th, 2018