Chateau Thuerry - Le Chateau Rosé
"Le Chateau" is produced by Grenache-, Syrah- and Cinsault grapes. The grape juice is macerated for 12-18 hours after the harvest, at a controlled temperature of maximum 16 °C. The finished wine then matures on its lees for 5 months before the wine is bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : Grenache, Cinsault
- Classification : AOP Côtes-de-Provence
- Color : Rosé
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : 2 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Thuerry Chateau is located in the inner parts of the Var department in the village of Villecroze. The vineyard represent 300 hectars of land in the middle of the Provençal forest. Jean-Louis Croquet, former head of the market study and opinion firm Sofres, bought the vineyard 1997. The vineyard is regularly visited by Francis Ford Coppola who besides the filmmaking is also wine grower in California. Everything is explainable; Jean-Louis' son, Thomas Mars is namely married to Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford's daughter.
A light salmon pink color with silvery hues. A subtle scent that unfolds in the glass to intense aromas of flowers and ripe fruit. A fresh and well balanced taste that ends with a certain minerality. Very elegant! To drink to fried scallops in a butter sauce.