Rosè Côtes de Provence
The terroir of the Côtes de Provence appellation is as beautiful for its vines as it is at their roots. The sub-soil represents complex geology that is particularly conducive to wine-making. Two large geological areas coexist in Côtes de Provence: one, to the north and West, is calcareous and the other is crystalline, to the south and east.
Rosé wines from the 2016 vintage are luminous and pale salmon pink colour, with occasional nuances of dusky pink, which is due to the maturity of the polyphenols. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are used principally; Tibouren or Mourvèdre grapes, or Vermentino (white) grapes, are sometimes added to the blend. The wines are expressive, with a good aromatic potential, freshness and alcoholic richness. The wines offer aromas of citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemons), exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango), slightly sharp notes of red fruit (redcurrants, strawberries, raspberries and cherries) and some floral notes (white flowers, hawthorn, fennel); a slight minerality can be detected in wines from the driest terroirs (filtration). For some wines matured in wooden barrels, the aromatic bouquet is completed with notes of vanilla, dried fruit and spices.