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Saint Andrieu l'Oratoire Rosé

Country

France

Region

Provence

Producer

Domaine Saint Andrieu

Vintage

2018

Composition

40% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, 24% Syrah, 10% Rolle

Certifications

Sustainable

Press

91 points Vinous

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

VINEYARD

  • Soil: Clay-limestone hills
  • Elevation: High altitude, 380 MASL
  • Area: 10.26 hectares
  • Weather Conditions: Mild but dry spring with a very dry, hot, and sunny summer

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.

  • Harvest: End of August 
  • Yield: 37 hectoliters per hectare

VINIFICATION

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

  • Production: 52,000 bottles
  • Oenologist: Richard Bertin

PRESS

“Brilliant salmon skin. Nervy and sharply focused on the nose, displaying fresh pit fruit and red berry scents and a hint of orange peel. Lively red currant, strawberry and nectarine flavors slowly open up and deepen with air. Clings strongly on the finish, which leaves a refreshingly bitter peach pit note behind.”  – 91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous