Château-Roquefort Cotes de Provence "Corail" Rose 2019
|Region||France, Provence, Côtes de Provence|
The parcels for this rosé are always the same, but the combination is always different. Syrah 29%, Grenache 18%, Carignan 18%, Cinsault 17%, Vermentino 7%, Mourvèdre 6%, Clairette 5%. The wine was produced through direct pressing, partially destemmed. Certain varieties went through a cold maceration for 8 to 24 hours before being pressed. Cold clarification and natural fermentation between 64 and 73F. Gravitational work in the cellar as often as possible.
“Corail” is the domaine’s rosé and it has classic Provençal characteristics. Pale coral color with a delicately spicy nose of citrus fruits, lively on the palate with notes of white fruits, citrus and a hint of fennel.
Made from a certified-organic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Clairette and Rolle, the 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose Corail is a bit darker-hued than most of its peers. Crushed stone and ground spices mark the nose, alongside hints of red berries and citrus. It's light to medium-bodied, with ample complexity, a gentle, silky texture and a long, spice-driven, savory finish. It's not a typical Cotes de Provence rosé, but it's better for it, showing some distinctive character.