Chateau du Rouët - Estérelle 2016 - Rosé
Estérelle is a well-balanced and well-made rosé wine made of 50% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Tibouren grapes. The fermentation process takes place at low temperature.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : 50% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Tibouren
- Classification : AOP Côtes-de-Provence
- Color : Rosé
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 12,5%
- Storage potential : 1-2 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau du Rouet is located in Provence, between the coastal town of Fréjus and Draguignan, some 20 km inland. The vineyard has been in the same estate for 5 generations. The castle has a long history. But it was only in 1927, after a major wildfire, which due to the Mistral wind, knocked out a major part of the castle's forest lands, that it was decided to start growing wine between the wooded areas of the land. The vines were planted in order to separate the woodland and protect the forest from potential new fires. Today it's the 2 brothers Martin & Matthieu Savatier who since the 90's have taken over the responsibility for the winemaking. A wide range of wines are produced here - red-, white-, sparkling- and of course the wellknown rosé of Provence.
Beautiful clear salmon pink color with hints of peach shades. Aromatic hints of red and black berries - cherries, black currants, blackberries and strawberries. Lovely aromas reminding of candy. A flavor with good balance between fruit and acidity mainly reminding of red berries. A wine that goes well as an aperitif, but also to grilled fish or meat.