Le Provencal Rosé
This Côtes de Provence rosé has an Inviting bouquet of red currants, strawberries and melon. At once delicate yet flavorful on the palate with a long, refreshing finish. Le Provençal is selected from the highest quality cuvées produced by the Maîtres Vignerons. It is an ideal wine with lighter summer fare such as salads, pasta, grilled meats; exceptional with fish on the grill.
Established in the town of Vidauban in 1922, the Maîtres Vignerons de la Vidaubanaise today controls 600 hectares of vines in the heart of the Appellation Côtes de Provence. Located on the limestone foothills of the Maures massif in the southern Var, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, the terroir benefits from the Mediterranean climate so beneficial for traditional southern varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan and Rolle. Using sustainable farming practices, the various vineyard parcels are vinified separately, allowing for more character and complexity. Wines from the Maîtres Vignerons annually win numerous awards at competitions such as the Mondial du Rosé and the Concours General Agricole, as well as receiving regular references in the French wine press such as the Guide Hachette.
After harvest, a portion of the grapes undergo a cold maceration at various temperatures and lengths of time according to the grape variety, in order to extract a broad array of aromas. The remaining grapes are vinified by a direct pressing, the traditional method of vinifying rosé in Provence. The wines are blended, the cuvées selected, and élevage is in stainlesssteel tanks until early February, when the young rosé is bottled for maximum freshness.
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