It is a luminous pale pink colored wine, with a subtle shade of peach. The intense and complex nose reveals notes of exotic fruits (passion fruit), citrus (grapefruit) and white peach. The mouth is rich and fruity, with a pleasant sensation of roundness, and well balanced thanks to a freshness and a length. Great persistence on the finish. This wine is gourmand and elegant, with a lot of personality.
To enjoy its aromatic intensity and freshness, this rosé is best consumed during the year succeeding its vintage. When served well chilled, it is an ideal aperitif, particularly appropriate with light meals: grills, white meat, terrine of scallops, salad of small red fruits etc. It is a perfect accompaniment for Provençal and Asian cuisines.
A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, and Vermentino (Rolle)
To maximize the revealing of their own quality and typicity,each grape variety and as far as possible each plot is vinified separately. After the de-stemming and the crushing steps, vinification often starts with a four to six hour pellicular maceration at low temperature. Pressing is applied by two pneumatic press. Must will then keep in contact with its lees for several days at very low temperature to improve the aromatic complexity and the roundness of the future wine. Alcoholic fermentation last from 15 days to 1 month at constant regulated temperature.
Maturation takes place in stainless steel tanks, on fine lees, for about 1 month after a racking realized at the end of the alcoholic fermentation. Clarification occurs in November, filtration in December. One month later, after many tastings and deliberations involving our oenologist and our « maître de chai », it is time to blend the different grape varieties and plot and to create the “cuvées”.
This estate has produced an organic ripe, full-bodied wine. Its acidity is fully integrated into the red fruits and fragrant perfumes. This is a fine wine that's ready to drink. -R.V.