Cotes du Rhone Rosé

Beaurenard_CDR-Rose_100.jpgWinery: Beaurenard
Rhone - Sud (Southern Rhone)
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Appellation:  Cotes du Rhone Rosé
Designation: AOC


Site: Grown in vineyards in Rasteau and in Rhone Valley (25 km from the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape) where Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rasteau and this Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé are grown. Siliceous-clayey soils, stony with steep hillsides.

Grapes: 60% Grenache complemented with Cinsault (30%) for elegance, finesse and freshness, and 10% Syrah

Fermentation and Aging: The grapes are stemmed, crushed and put in vats, like red wine. After a short cuvaison, which varies from 6 to 24 hours, the various tanks are "bled". It is then fermented at low temperature (as is done for white wine) to maintain the best possible aromatic expression. The bottling is done quickly (5 - 6 months) to trap the fruit and aromas of youth.

Notes: This is an expressive and aromatic rosé, with a beautiful freshness and fine balance.

Vintage: 2010