Chateau La Tour de L'Eveque - Petale de Rose - rose - 2020 - 750 ml
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Colour is pale rose petal, with gentle silvery hues. Nose is delicate, offering ripe strawberry and nectarine aromas, flowery notes such as peony, some orange blossom, intertwined with tangerine peel, some aniseed and liquorice coming along with a subtle smoky, but airy sensation. Palate is dry and mellow, caressing with satin-like texture, medium plus acidity and generous zests giving spiciness. Flavours are intense, pungent with lots of liquorice and pink pepper melting into the sweet fruitiness of strawberry and peach. Finish is long, with noble balsamic bitterness, offering a slightly tannic touch, and thus a certain structure. Great with food, can keep well for the next 1-2 years.
ABOUT THE VINTAGE 2020
A rainy fall allowed the water reserves from the soil to be replenished. The winter was soft and dry, leading to an advance of the vegetative cycle with early budbreak starting on March 11th. The vines located in Pierrefeu suffered from a historic frost on March 26th. We had to wait until May to record milder temperatures. Flowering began on May 13th on the Grenaches in Hyères and it went normally, with no noticeable coulure. The hot and dry weather of July, combined with the good water reserves, contributed to the good development of the vines during summer. The harvest started on August 17th and finished on September 8th.
Grape: 43% Cinsault, 38% Grenache, 13% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre, 1,5% Sémillon, 1% Rolle, 0,5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of the vines: 25 years old.
Vinification: Hand-harvest and sorting, not de-stemmed and directly loaded into an hydraulic Champenois Coquard press without crushing.