Chateau de l’Aumerade – Rose Aumerade Style, Cotes de Provence – 2021

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Refreshingly fruity and floral bouquet with delicate cranberry and red cherry flavours with a touch of grenadine on the finish.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
The Château de l’Aumérade is a 400 year old estate located in in the heart of Provence. Originally belonging to the Aumerat family, the traditional Mas property dates back to the Renaissance period. In 1594, the Duke of Sully, Henry VI’s finance minister, presented the Château with a Mulberry tree and Plane trees for their luxurious gardens, as a gift for supplying the Royal Court. In 1930, a young Henri Fabre and his wife Charlotte, fell in love with the Château de l’Aumérade, with its 300 hectares of estate vineyards and purchased it from the Aumerat family. The Château was designated as a Cru Classé when the Provence appellation was created in 1955, a system classifying the wine estate rather than the vineyard area. It is one of only 18 that still remain in the designation. The Château has been handed down though the family and is currently run by Caroline Demey.

VINEYARD:
Château Aumerade holds the Haute Valeur Environmentale (HVE) certification, which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use and water resource management. Located just a few miles from the coast, the vines receive cooling ventilation from the salty Mistral winds blowing in from the sea. The vineyard soils are predominantly clay limestone, which help to impart a spicy mineral character to the final wine. The harvest takes place at the beginning of September when the grapes have reached good phenolic maturity.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were carefully sorted and immediately destemmed. The Fabre family introduced an innovative way to transport the berries to the press by gravity, via refrigerated tubes which helps to preserve the aromatics in the fruit. The berries were gently pressed and the juice was cooled to 13°C. Following static settling, fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 17 to 22°C in stainless steel tanks, to retain the purity of flavour. Fermentation lasted for 10 days, then racking and blending took place at the end of the year.

TASTING NOTE:
Pale salmon in colour, this is the quintessential Provence rosé. A refreshingly fruity bouquet leads to delicate white spice and mineral flavours on the palate and an elegant finish.

GRAPE:
Grenache 40%, Cinsault 30%, Syrah 30%

COUNTRY:
France

REGION:
Provence

SUB-REGION:
Cotes de Provence

Additional information

Country

France

Region

Provence

Sub-region

Cotes de Provence

Producer / Winery

Chateau de l'Aumerade

Winemaker

Didier Mauduet

Style

Rose Wine

Vintage

2021

Alcoholic Strength

12.5%

Dry/Sweet Value (1 being dry, 7 being very sweet)

2

Residual Sugar

N/A

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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