Croix de Basson Rosé - Organic wine

Correns is proud of its rocky peak on one of its hills. A cross is established there. It is the symbol of the Day of Atonement. A tradition initiated in 972 and still in force. This wine is the best witness of this tradition.

Story

The wine
The grapes come exclusively from the “Vallée de Correns”
in the heart of Provence. The entire valley is dedicated to
organic agriculture growing wineyards, vegetables, fruit and
olive trees. The first mention relating to vineyards and
olives groves have been found in official records dating
back to the year 1002. In the 15th century the local population
came to hide in caves in the valley to escape from
the plague epidemic which affected the whole of Europe.
Today, Correns, with a population of 800 souls, is
regarded as being the “Leading Organic Village in France”.
200 hectares have been planted with Côtes de Provence
appellation distributed amongst 20 owners who joined
their talents to produce this wine.
Terroir
100% Limestone soil.
Vinification
Destemmed, crushed harvest.
Gentle pneumatic pressing.
Settling for 36 hours at 8 ° C
Fermentation at low temperature (15 ° C) for 3 weeks.
Aging: 4 to 6 months on fine lees in vats.
Varietals
Grenache : 60%
Cinsault : 40%

Advice

Tasting notes
This pale pink wine has an intense raspberry aroma. The
wine fills the mouth with its soft fruit flavours, and notes
of honey provide a long length and great complexity.
Serving
Recommended serving temperature: between 7 and 9 ° C
Food pairings
As an aperitif and with fish
Recommended serving temperature: between 7 and 9 ° C