Corail Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018
Château de Roquefort
Bottle Sizes 750 ml
Appellation Côtes de Provence
Wine Type Rosé - Still
Varietals 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 20% Vermentino and 10% Carignan.
Vineyard From a parcel exposed on west, north-west hills at 380 meters in altitude.
Yields of 55 hl/ha.
Soil Clay-limestone soils with flint inclusions.
Viticulture Hand harvested between September 19 and October 12. The season was marked by a period of no rain from May to 14 September. But the vines have benefited greatly from this late watering.
Vinification This wine was produced by direct pressing, partially destemmed. Some grape varieties took the time of a cold maceration from 8h to 24h before the press. Cold racking and natural fermentation between 18 and 23 degrees. Gravity work in the cellar as much as possible.
Aging Stainless steel tanks and concrete tanks.
Publication Vinous Rating 90
Brilliant pink. Incisive and highly perfumed, displaying intense aromas of fresh red berries, tangerine and succulent flowers that show impressive delineation and mineral lift. Stains the palate with juicy raspberry, pink grapefruit and candied lavender flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Finishes long, minerally and smooth, with repeating citrus fruit and floral character and a touch of spicy white pepper. This wine delivers superb bang for the buck.
Josh Raynolds, July 2018