‘Cuvée Alexandre` Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence Rosé
Style – Dry, Rosé, Light Bodied
Grapes – 52% Grenache/Garnacha, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cinsault
Region – Provence, France
Winemaking - The grapes were harvested at night, cold direct pressed and fermented at a low temperature (14°C-18°C). Fermentation took place in the same way as a white wine (rather than using the 'saignée' method of drawing off part of a red wine early in the fermentation). This minimised the extraction of harsh phenolics, leading to a more delicate style of rosé with a fine textured finish.
What it tastes like - This rosé is brilliantly clear and salmon pink in colour. On the nose, delicate aromas of white flowers, redcurrant, and wild strawberry develop into juicy white peach and pear notes. On the palate, a fresh acidity is balanced beautifully by the alcohol and nuances of papaya, giving an elegant mouthfeel and refreshing length
Dietary – None
ABV – 12.5%