Chateau Routas Coteaux Varoi en Pro Rose France 750ml

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Chateau Routas Coteaux Varoi en Pro Rose France

The fruit for this rosé came from several plots across the estate, as vineyards come of age, they are selected for the quality they can give to the cuvée, with the vines having an average age of around 17 years. As each parcel comes into the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, cooled as required and pressed. The juice and the skins remain in contact for typically no more than 24 hours. After this brief maceration, a small parcel of the Syrah juice goes directly into used oak barrels for primary and malolactic fermentation. The Cinsault, Grenache and remaining Syrah juice are fermented in stainless steel tanks, with no malolactic fermentation. The different wine parcels are aged separately, and then carefully blended prior to bottling and release.

Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.

"The nose here is immediately captivating with its freshness, focus and interest. It suggests sea salt, thyme, freshly squeezed nectarines and a touch of well-executed, lifted citrus. The palate shows some good density and the fruit/acid balance is played out nicely. Medium-bodied and sleek and refreshing. Makes you come back for more. Routas on the money as always. Drink now.” 93 points. James Suckling.

Château Routas, Coteaux Varois en Provence.

Sustainable Management.

The 290 hectare Estate of Chateau Routas is nestled between the old town elegance of Aix-en-Provence, and the white sand beaches that line the Gulf de Saint Tropez. An altitude of 350 meters provides cooler nights contributing to wines that combine both freshness and grape complexity.

In 2005 Sir David Murray & family took ownership, ushering in a new era for Chateau Routas.

The sustainable farmed estate abounds in the agricultural diversity that is key to vine health. The 290 hectares encompass wheat fields and olive trees, and black truffles stud the earth. Red poppies give way to brilliant yellow sunflowers, and in the fall, the surrounding forests yield abundant mushrooms-cepes (porcini), fragile girolles, and morels. Helpful insects play their part in keeping the vines disease-free.

The terrain is punctuated by a stunning geological anomaly, the 270 meter-deep Infernet Hole (Devil’s Hole), a canyon thought to have been created by a meteor collision. The hole is a favourite refuge of the local wild boars, which are unfortunately, a little too fond of the Chateau Routas grapes!

As in all the best properties, the Chateau Routas soil varies dramatically, resulting in small vineyards that are often unusually shaped. Some plots are red as crushed brick, while others are of crumbly grey limestone mixed with bright red stones that bleach in the hot summer sun. The elevation is among Provence’s highest, providing cool nights that slow the ripening of the grapes, contributing complexity, and dictating harvests that are up to a month later than those nearer the coast. 

 

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