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Saint Andrieu Côtes de Provence Rosé

Country

France

Region

Provence

Sub-Region

Côtes de Provence

Producer

Domaine Saint Andrieu

Vintage

2018

Composition

44% GRENACHE, 38% CINSAULT, 18% SYRAH

Alcohol

13%

Press

90 points Wine Enthusiast
90 points Vinous
88 points Wine Advocate

Scores

90-94

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WINEMAKER NOTES

In the hills of the Provence countryside, near Brignoles, in the small village of Correns, the Domaine Saint Andrieu was acquired in 2003 by Jean-Paul and Nancy Bignon, owners of Château Talbot, cru-classé de Saint Julien in Médoc. This wine is ready to be enjoyed now or can be kept for up to two years.

TASTING NOTES

Quintessential Provencal grape varieties (Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah) give this rosé a light pink litchi color and a delicate citrus nose. The fresh and full mouth reveals a palate of passion fruit and citrus with a long and elegant finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

This delicious rosé pairs perfectly with Provencal cuisine such as stuffed garden vegetables or seared scallops with herbs from Provence.

VINEYARD

  • Soil: Clay-Limestone hills
  • Climate: Cool
  • Elevation: High altitude, 380 meters
  • Vineyard Area: 10.94 Ha
  • Weather Conditions: Mild but dry spring with a very dry, hot, and sunny summer
  • Harvest: End of August 2017

VITICULTURE

Sustainable farming practices based on respect for the environment with emphasis on soil protection to promote the optimal expression of the grapes. We are certified HEV (High Environmental Value) by the French Ministry of Agriculture which encompasses biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, managed fertilizer use and water resource management.

VINIFICATION

Gentle pressing in a pneumatic press after a brief contact with skins. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature, controlled between 16°C and 18°C. Individual plot fermentation. The weather conditions for the 2016 vintage were a mild spring, followed by a dry, hot, and sunny summer.

  • Production: 55,000 bottles
  • Yield: 37 Hl, Ha
  • Oenologist: Richard Bertin

PRESS

“Richly dense and structured, this is a real food rosé. Ripe red-berry flavors shine with acidity and intensity, giving a spice and pepper character to the fruitiness. Drink this wine from late 2019. The estate is owned by the Bignon-Cordier family, also owners of Château Talbot in Bordeaux.”  – 90 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

“Light bright orange-pink. Aromas of white peach, raspberry and tangerine, along with a floral quality that builds in the glass. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering weighty pit fruit and red berry flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Nicely concentrated but lively as well. The velvety finish echoes the floral note.”  – 90 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous

“The 2018 Cotes de Provence Rose leads off with a seductive nose of wet stone, red currants and white grapefruit. It’s light to medium-bodied, with ample citrus-like zest on the finish, and should drink well for at least the rest of the year.”  – 88 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate