Chateau Simone - Palette Rose - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The rose wines have a strong ruby-red colour with amber lights, vigorous and known for their body, their finesse and the delicacy of their fruit.” Chateau Simone
The history of the chateau illustrates the ongoing relationship between the vineyard and a long line of wine growers on an exceptional terroir. Located in the commune of Meyreuil and just four kilometres from Aix en Provence, the old bastide of the Grands Carmes d'Aix monks, now the Chateau Simone, has been in the hands of the Rougier family since 1830.
Vineyard: On north-facing slopes, limestone scree soil.
Average Age: More than 50 years. Traditional wine-growing with soil maintenance. No weedkiller used
Varieties: Grenache 45%, mourvèdre 30%, cinsaut 5%, "secondary" Varieties 20% including syrah, castet, manosquin, carignan, various muscatel.
Harvest: Harvested exclusively by hand, when the grapes are fully mature. Grapes sorted at the vine and in the cellar.
Vinification: Light crushing, partial destemming, pressing with a vertical hydraulic press, promace reworked manually. Blending with a proportion of bleeding juice.
Conservation & breeding: Wood storage only, in small oak casks. Maintained on fine lees. Natural decanting by racking.