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Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé

2016

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The Basics

Type

Rosé Wine

Country

France

Region

Provence

ABV

13%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah

£16.50

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The Details

In a Nutshell

The pinnacle of Provence rosé!

Tasting Notes

Pure salmon-pink in colour with an appealing herb-spiked and fruity nose. The palate is finely balanced; quite rich, spicy red fruit is accented with bright acidity and a cleansing, sapid finish. This is a lovely expression of the grapes and of the land.

Grape Blend

34%

Grenache Noir

25%

Cinsault

11%

Syrah

8%

Mourvèdre

7%

Rolle

5%

Tibouren

5%

Carignan

5%

Cabernet Sauvignon

Production Notes

The estate encompasses 57 hectares of prime vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years (the oldest being planted in 1930). The vineyards are located at an altitude of between 140 to 190 metres, just 35km from the coast, and are aided by a North-West orientation which helps maintain high acidity. The micro climate at Rimauresq is unique within the Appellation; the vines benefit from the cooling Mistral winds and are sheltered by the mountains from the harsh Mediterranean sun. It is this shade that allows a longer ripening period and better fruit development in the crucial weeks prior to harvest. Grenache Noir (34%), Cinsault (25%) and Syrah (11%) provide structure, supplemented by Mourvèdre (8%), Rolle (7%), Tibouren (5%), Carignan (5%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) for complexity.

A combination of mechanical and manual fruit harvesting is carried out during the early morning to benefit from the low night temperatures. Cold maceration on their skins for several hours prior to fermentation at a low temperature. Grapes for this "rosé de presse" are pressed and the free run juice separated. Subsequently, it undergoes a period of cold stabilization prior to fermentation for two to three weeks. After fermentation the wines are left on their lees for three weeks with regular 'batonnage', improving the aromas. The wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation so as to preserve their acidity. Finally, the wines undergo a period of cold stabilization prior to filtering to bottling.

Producer - Domaine de Rimauresq

In the heart of the Provence wine region, mid way between Nice and Marseille, Domaine de Rimauresq takes its name from ”Real Mauresque” the river which flows through the vineyards.

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Press Quotes & Awards

Gold & French Rosé under £15 Trophy (2013 vintage)

DWWA 2014

Super-pale in the glass, this is dry and savoury, with a mix of herbs and candied fruit on the palate", "It's fresh, with a balanced acidity and a touch of minerality. (2013 vintage)

Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Judges' Comments

Further Information

Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé by Domaine de Rimauresq

Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé is a great example of a Côtes de Provence rosé. It is quite rich in body with slight notes of spice on the nose. The palate is weighty with a good acidity on the finish. Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé can be enjoyed as part of a variety of meals – salads, grilled fish or salad Niçoise.

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The Basics

Type

Rosé Wine

Country

France

Region

Provence

ABV

13%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah

£16.50

Out of stock