2020-C Vignerons de Grimaud Fleur de Provence Rose, Cotes de Provence AOP, France (750ml)
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A Seasonal Rosé Wine Club Selection
Vignerons de Grimaud is not an individual domaine but rather a traditional winery and production facility founded in 1932 by over 100 family-owned vignerons (winegrowers). It is situated in the gulf of Saint-Tropez and the heart of Provence. Today, the cellar now has more than 270 members spread over the 12 municipalities.
Mainly planted with Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Rolle, the vineyard producing this wine is located on the slopes perched at 115 meters in altitude, where it benefits from unparalleled sun exposure and the maritime winds blowing in from the Mediterranean Sea just a few kilometers away. Each varietal was planted on the most suitable parcel, allowing it to flourish and mature fully. The terroir is predominantly sandy-schist and limestone which permits the roots to grow very deep, making the vines more drought-resistant and contributing to the complexity of aromas and overall finesse of the finished wine. This rosé blend is 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault. The grapes went direct to press with minimal skin contact, leading to the pale salmon color. The must was cold-fermented to preserve the aromatic freshness, and was matured in stainless steel. Pale pink. Delicate aromas of strawberry and raspberry open to flavors of cherry, alpine strawberry and wet stone, and close with a wonderful burst of refreshing acidity on the finish. In true Provence style, this rosé is crisp, refreshing and dry. It might even succeed in transporting you to St. Tropez ;>).