At the beginning of the year we learned that Jon Bon Jovi, singer of the mythical band heavy named after him, he had allied himself with the well-known French winemaker Gérard Bertrand to produce a new rosé wine premium: Diving into Hampton Water. Only a few months later, the broth appears as the best pink in the world in the famous ranking from Wines Spectator's.
The wine, which occupies the 83rd position in the list, is one of the only two rosés that appear in the famous ranking, with a score of 90 points.Live to the Palate This is the most expensive wine in history: it has just been auctioned for more than half a million dollars
“It's an incredible honor to be among the 100 best wines of Wine Spectator's in 2018, and much more to be the best pink, ”said the singer in a statement. “It is a testimony of all our hard work and I couldn't be more proud to share our excitement and love for Hampton Water with people all over the world. ”
Bon Jovi achieved worldwide success with his heavy metal smoothed, of pop roots, and it is still funny that now triumphs in the world of wine with a rosé. But the origin of the broth is not directly related to the singer's taste for pastel tones.
As explained on the page of Gérard Bertrand, Bon Jovi's son, Jesse Bongiovi, former Notre Dame soccer player, played a key role in creating the brand. The idea of creating a rosé wine arose during the time that father and son spent in The Hamptons, the famous playground of the wealthiest Americans. Jesse and a friend inadvertently coined the name of Hampton Water and the idea of investing in their own wine was born.Jon Bon Jovi with his son Jesse Bongiovi and winemaker Gérard Bertrand.
A pink of 22 euros
Bon Jovi and his son began exploring the idea of making their own rosé when they met Gérard Bertrand, with whom they decided develop a shared vision, "Uniting the essence of the relaxed lifestyles of The Hamptons and southern France."
The tasting note defines wine as a fresh and cheerful pink, with a distinctive minerality, with grenache, cinsault and mourvèdre, grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean.Live to the PalateThe eight trends that the world of wine will follow in 2019 (and they are not good for Spain)
“For us it was very important get the perfect pale pink, we spent a lot of time to get it right, ”says Bon Jovi. “We use grapes from low yield vineyards to add complexity. The balance is the most important, since I wanted the wine to have a long finish, but also to preserve its freshness ”.
Despite costing 22 euros, a high price for what is usual in the rosés, all the production of 2017 was sold in just a few months, so this year it is planned to increase production.
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