Vintage 2020 :
2020 has been turned into a mayhem with the Covid 19 crisis, but meanwhile, vine cultivation was doing great. We had a great harvest, caused by a mild and temperate Spring, which helped our vines resisting both the drought and the high summer temperatures without any maturity delay. Though we had to wait the end of the season for them to mature perfectly, the sunny weather allowed us to do so.
The Rosé produced in 2020 is fresh and fruity, with a lighter colour compared to the previous years. But the taste is still the same, tasty and full of aromas.
The grapes are picked fresh, early in the morning to be pressed at the right temperature, between 8 and 14 Celsius degrees, to avoid any chance premature oxidation of their juices. This will preserve all the different tastes of the grape varieties. Grapes are then placed in a pneumatic press which carefully preserves them from excessive crushing. The so-called ‘must’ passes into stainless steel tanks which are temperature controlled, then it is racked. This process eliminates any coarse particles which would suppress any delicate flavour.
We are now at the crucial stage where the alcoholic fermentation changes grape juice into the wine you will be able to taste today. Yeast is about to work for about two weeks, at temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees. Sustaining these temperatures allows the yeasts to work very slowly, to their full scope, and thereby the wines develop their maximum flavours – alchemy at work.
Appearance : a light coloured, raspberry-like rosé, limpid and brilliant
Aroma : An elegant mix of wild strawberry and pink pepper
Taste: A nice balance between fruits and liveliness. You will feel some sweet spices with the touches of berry.
Food pairing:A Rosé great with a Pissaladière, grilled Rouget fillet, or a raspberry dessert. To be consumed before two years for a maximum freshness
Drink within 2 years to keepoptimal freshness.