Côte de Provence Rosé
Our estate is nearby the Argentière Beach, which name comes from the mining exploitation of the area in the past centuries, with silver extraction. The golden era of this business, under the leadership of Victor Roux, once the owner of the estate, was between 1875 and 1929. Giving the importance of the soil and the sea in this cuvee, we named it L’Argentière, expressing both the minerality and the history of Château des Bormettes
Winemaking : The blend is dominated by free-run juice from Grenache and Rolle with skin maceration, completed by Cinsault and Syrah from direct pressing. The harvest is mainly processed during nigh time, in order to preserve the aromatic potential and to minimise the use of sulphur. The juice goes through cold settling for 48 hours in average, then fermentation and aging take place at regulated temperature in concrete tanks. The wine is aged on fine lees until February at least, developing its richness and structure.
Wine Tasting : The robe is pink with beaded reflection. The nose is very expressive and gourmet, with notes of red fruit, peach, citrus and melon. Flowers and a hint of spices come with air. The wine is fleshy, with deep aromas of strawberry and a real structure, a great richness balanced by superb freshness. That rosé will be best suited with food. Serve it between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, on grilled meat, Asian food, Paëlla, Couscous, or the famous Bouillabaisse.