From the stunning Provence region of France, comes this beautiful blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Perfect for the summer months, this style of rose is pale in appearance with lychee-coloured shades. With beautifully delicate aromas of fresh peaches and pears, the palate is soft, delicious and well balanced. Santé!
Awards and Accolades - 2015 Vintage:
GOLD - Concours LE MONDIAL DU ROSE 2015 GOLD - Concours International GILBERT & GAILLARD 2015
Chris Shanahan, Good Food "The Cotes de Provence part of France's vast Provence region, specialises in light, soft rosé, which accounts for the great majority of the area's wine production. The blush-pink colour and delicate, fruity aroma conjure images of summer haze, soft colours, the aroma of wild herbs and simple, fresh Provencal food. The wine sits light, fresh, round and soft on the palate, with a refreshingly fruity-savoury dry finish. It's a blend of the red varieties grenache, cinsault and syrah – with a splash of white vermentino. The wine's blush comes from a very brief maceration on skins before the grapes are pressed."
From the Producer
This historic region sits along the Mediterranean coast of France, bordered by the Rhone River to the west and the Côte d’Azur on the east. Physically, it’s only about 150 miles long and 100 miles north to south but its impact is profound. Wine has been made here for over 2600 years, making Provence the oldest wine producing region of France. It is also the only place to focus on Rosé and is home to the only research institute dedicated to the style.
The characteristic aromas and structure of the Estandon wines are derived partly from primary slate soils, which are free-draining and stony. Sited primarily in the foothills of the Massif des Maures on sunny hillside slopes the shallow, schist and silty soils of the vineyards mean the vines struggle to produce a meagre crop of delicately flavoured grapes.
Harvested at night to ensure the grapes are as cold as possible and minimise any oxidation they left on skins for a short time prior to gentle pressing. A slow, cool fermentation follows in order to retain the delicate fruit flavours and Characteristic of the individual varieties. Once fermentation is complete the wine is carefully settled cool in stainless steel tanks, removed from yeast lees and bottled.
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WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Provence, France
Winemaker: Stephan Reinig
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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