QUICK FACTSCoteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France
40% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
DESCRIPTIONThe estate comprises 180 hectares of vines which lie at an altitude of 400 metres, in the heart of an ancient volcanic crater. The vineyard land had been farmed in the area since Roman times, although the Château itself was built as a stronghold for the French King Henry III in 1576. Today, the estate is run by the Jeanjean family, who co-own Mas la Chevalière (in the South of France) and Domaine Laroche (Chablis) with Michel Laroche.
The grapes were pressed and fermented in the same way as a white wine (rather than using the ‘saignée’ method of drawing off part of a red wine early in the fermentation). This minimised the extraction of harsh phenolics, and has led to a more delicate style of rosé with a fine textured finish.
Brilliantly clear salmon pink. Abound with redcurrant and wild strawberry perfumes that develop into juicy white peach and pear notes. On the palate, fresh acidity is balanced beautifully with the alcohol, giving an elegant mouthfeel and refreshing length. A delicious, light, dry Rosé, with an elegant structure and some minerality.
Drinking now - summer, sun and this delectable Rosé are the perfect combination. We dare you to try it.