Côtes de Provence Rosé
This cuvee has been created at the beginning of the nineties, for the first client of the modern era of the Château des Bormettes, Galeries Lafayette. It is an entry level product very representative of the La Londe area, with the Cinsault grape dominating the blend in each vintage, distinctive richness and minerality.
The blend is dominated by Cinsault, and the secondary grape variety is mainly Grenache. Depend the vintage, Syrah and Rolle are often used as complement, more exceptionally we add a bit of Cabernet-Sauvignon. 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. There is only one blend of this cuvee, but various bottlings.
The robe is deep pink. The nose blends red fruits with stone fruits, with a hint of citrus. It develops apricot, floral and minerality notes. The wine is supple, fleshy but still dry, with distinctive iodine flavour. Serve it between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, from the aperitif to the cheese, with tapas, or to pair grilled fish or meat, pizzas and Asian food.