Rosé IGP Méditerranée

Grown in a cool micro-climate, in Provence, this rosé shines with bright fruit on a fresh palate.

SOIL

Rocky and limy clay with southern exposure between 160-200 meters altitude.

CLIMATE

2012 is an unusual vintage. After a relatively mild autumn, the spring was colder than usual, and disturbed by an episode of hail which slowed the maturation process, while allowing an expressive vintage. It is characterized by a nice maturity, well rounded, refined and warm wines.

VINES

60% Merlot, 40% Carignan

Vendange

Manual and mechanical.

WINE-MAKING

Each parcel is vinified separately; cold skin contact maceration; pressing with separation of free-run juice from pressed must, cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at 17-18°C, racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.

MATURING AND BOTTLING

Fining and early clarification; filtration; blending after tasting; bottled in the spring after further filtration.

TASTING NOTES

A clear salmon pink rose. The nose is nice and simple, with aromas of strawberry and a touch of minerality. The balance is on the fresh side, a fruity expression and a pepper finale. A simple and fresh wine.

MEAL SUGGESTION

Appetizer, salads, grilled chicken.

Awards

soleil2013: Concours des Soleils des Vins de Pays du Var