Domaine St Andrieu L’Oratoire Rose 2015

OratoireSaintAndrieu-75cl-rose-2015 (002)

CV-Rosé-2015-ENG.pdf

Appellation: AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence

Varietals: Grenache 40%, Cinsault 25%, Syrah 25%, Rolle 10%

Terroir: Clay-Limestone hills; cool climate at high altitude (380 meters)

Vineyard area: 9.24 Ha

Harvest: September 2015

Weather conditions: Mild and wet spring followed by a dry, hot and sunny summer.

Oenologist: Richard Bertin

Yield: 47 Hl/Ha

Production: 52,000 bottles

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%

Winemaking

Gentle pressing in a pneumatic press after a brief contact with skins. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperature, controlled between 16°C and 18°C. Individual plot fermentation.

Cultural practices

Sustainable farming practices based on respect for the environment with a special emphasis on protection of the soil to promote the optimal expression of the grapes.

Tasting notes

Quintessential Provencal grape varieties (Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah) give this rosé a pale litchi color. As with the aromas, the lively and expressive mouth reveals citrus notes such as pink grapefruit and a crisp, clean finish.

This vibrant rosé is delicious with provensal aperitifs and grilled squid on the barbeque with garlic and parsley .

Cellaring

Ready to be enjoyed now or can be kept for up to two years