Chateau Pregentiere Rose 2012
- Old vines are the secret behind the concentrated fruit of Chateau de la Prégentière. A premium blend above its sister, Domaine Pregentiere rose, it is a blend of Grenache-Cinsault, it is a wonderful fruit salad of grapes, vibrant and lively, which makes for a deliciously fresh rose. Pink grapefruit, elegantly brushed with distinct stylish and stony minerality with creamy kumquat, lime and pineapple, burst in the mouth. The acidity results in a crisp, crunch and zesty delicate finish.
The sun shining, the singing of cicadas and the soft smells of Provence characterises this hidden sanctuary, where men and women endeavour to create fine, subtle and authentic wines. Facing the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by vines, speckled with trees and flowers, this privately owned family winery is delicately nestled among a large pine forrest. The Estate occupies 120ha of forrest among which 55ha are vineyards, in the terroir of Pontevès.
Situated between Brigoles and Aix-en-Provence, this little hillside village is gifted with exceptional climatic conditions and earth with great soil, to produce top quality wines.
||Grenache 70%, Cinsault 30%
||Served as an aperitif or to accompany grilled fish or asian dumplings
||Enjoy chilled between 8 and 10°C
||Domaine de la Pregentiere
||Coteaux Varois en Provence
||Enjoy young and fresh
"I recall tasting this wine's quite lovely rosé sibling some weeks ago here. Well, by weeks, in fact I mean months; time just passes too quickly for my liking. The Chateau de la Prégentière rosé is a step up again from the Domaine wine, and is quite a considered version of Rosé de Provence. Salmon pink in colour, it has some depth of aromatics, with notes reminding of strawberry, peach, raspberry and florals, together with some salt and stone characters. The palate is framed by refreshing acidity, which balances its flavours reminding of florals, strawberry and raspberry. More serious in intent than many rosés, while retaining the freshness that a good Rosé de Provence brings, this is a definite buy."
Sean Mitchell, Grape Observer, Sept 2014
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