La Vigne & La Roche, AOP Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Rosé, 2021

This area is one of poor, limestone soil in which the vine has to courageously dig down deep to draw out all the elements that go into the creation of a generous rosé with subtle aromas.

Story

The story
This wine is well-balanced and shows a great uniformity of expression, with a freshness typical of the Sainte Victoire terroir. It is characterised by its red fruit notes (strawberries, raspberries).
Terroir
The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire appellation area occupies the foothills of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. It is located to the east of the town of Aix-en-Provence, in the Haute Vallée de l'Arc, on the southern side of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and extends as far as the secondary mountain ranges of Mont Olympe and the Monts Auréliens. The Sainte Victoire vineyards have some very particular geo-climatic features: they are planted in poor, well-drained soils, very conducive to viticulture and composed of limestone and clay-sandstone. The terroir enjoys an exceptional amount of sunshine and a climate that has some slight continental features, protected from maritime influences to the south by the Monts Auréliens and the Sainte-Baume massif.
The action of the Mistral, a dry wind that blows regularly in the region, is beneficial for the vine as it helps keep the vineyards in a healthy condition. Here the grapes ripen later than in the rest of the Côtes de Provence appellation and this imparts a characteristic freshness to the wine. This unique terroir where the vine has been cultivated since Antiquity strongly influences the wines derived from it.
Vinification
Harvesting at night. Direct pressing. One week’s cold stabulation of the sediments. Two weeks’ fermentation à 16°C. Ageing on the fine lees.
Responsable Technique du Vignoble
Stephan Reinig
Maitre de Chai
Catherine Huguenin
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Syrah
Specifications
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.
Haute Valeur Environnementale

Advice

Tasting notes
Superb rose petal hue. The nose is charming and very elegant with a subtle weave of citrus, rose petals and freshness.
This aromatic complexity is found again on the palate which is broad and extremely fruity.
Serving
Serve chilled at 6-8°C.
Food and wine pairings
This powerful, well-crafted wine will pair nicely with gourmet verrines or a fabulous prawn risotto...