Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé, Côtes de Provence (6 Bottle Case)
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The estate encompasses 57 hectares of prime vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years (the oldest being planted in 1930). The vineyards are located at an altitude of between 140 to 190 metres, just 35km from the coast, and are aided by a North-West orientation which helps maintain high acidity. The micro climate at Rimauresq is unique within the appellation; the vines benefit from the cooling Mistral winds and are sheltered by the mountains from the harsh Mediterranean sun. It is this shade that allows a longer ripening period and better fruit development in the crucial weeks prior to harvest.Grenache Noir (46%), Cinsault (27%) and Rolle (9%) provide structure, supplemented by Syrah (8%), Mourvèdre (7%), Tibouren (2%) and Carignan (1%) for complexity. A combination of mechanical and manual fruit harvesting is carried out during the early morning to benefit from the cooler temperatures. Cold maceration on the skins for several hours prior to fermentation at a low temperature. Grapes for this "rosé de presse" are pressed and the free run juice separated. After fermentation the wines are left on their lees for three weeks with regular 'batonnage', improving the aromas. The wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation so as to preserve their acidity.
Pure salmon-pink in colour with an appealing herb-spiked nose. The palate is finely balanced; quite savoury spicy red fruit is accented with bright acidity, nice weight and a cleansing, sapid, long finish. This is a lovely expression of the grapes and of the land.
Fantastic as an aperitif or try with salads, grilled fish or salad Niçoise.
Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Grapes: Grenache Noir 46% Cinsault 27% Syrah 9%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Awards: 2013 Vintage: DWWA 2014 - Gold & French Rose under £15 Trophy 2013 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver 2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2011 – Silver 2016 Vintage Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Trophy