Olivier Cailleux is the sixth generation of his family to make wines in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. After completing degrees in viticulture and enology and working in grand cru Bordeaux Châteaux, in South Africa and New Zealand, he came back to his family’s château. Olivier sees himself within the 2000-year-old context of winegrowing in his region and hopes that there will be 2000 more. To that end his estate is certified “High Environmental Value” and he is in the process of getting organic certification. The reds of the château are part of the Bordeaux-Haut-Benauge appellation and the whites the Entre-Deux-Mer-Haut-Benauge, but rosé is included in neither of these appellations and so the label must say only Bordeaux. He picks the Cabernet Sauvignon for this rosé about a week earlier than for his Bordeaux Rouge to retain the acidity, which is notably higher than, though with similar flavors and color to, Provence rosé. Not a fruit driven rosé, the wet gravel minerality is the most prominent of the flavors that include cantaloupe, tangerine, strawberry, and a touch of yogurt. That earlier pick gives this wine a refreshing, clean and long finish that would be well matched with young cheese, fruits and nuts.