Chateau La Tour de L'Eveque - Petale de Rose 2018 - Organic Rose Wine - Cotes de Provence - 1500 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 2018
A rainy 2018 fall allowed the vines to make their water reserves while 2019 was particularly dry. The beginning of the year was particularly windy, the winter was relatively soft with temperatures starting to cool down by the end of March. The bursting of the buds and the flowering were quite irregular. The first flowers appeared on the 21st of May on the Grenache. Such heterogeneity followed up until the harvest where the differences between the grape ripeness lead us to extend the harvest and pick up some plots in several times. The harvest started on the 22th of August and finished on the 20th of September. The volume is correct and the quality is there.
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.