LE PÉTALE DE ROSE
ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE 2016
AOP Côtes de Provence.
The coastal land of Château Barbeyrolles is located in the Maures hills area, on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez. All twelve hectares have shaley soils dating back to the Paleozoïc era.
43.8% Grenache, 23.2% Mourvèdre, 20.1% Cinsault, 7.5% Ugni Blanc, 4.5% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 0.7% Sémillon, 0.2% Rolle. Average age of the vines : 35 years old.
Winter and spring 2015/16 were soft and dry. The months of may and june were colder than usually. Flowering started on may 15th on the grenaches and both flowering and fruit set went well. The mistral, which has been very present since the beginning of the year, helped to ensure a very good sanitary state within the vineyard. July and August have been warm and dry, but the nights remained cold : this always contributes to an excellent maturity, also helped by growing methods as well as the deep rootedness of the vines. The harvest started on august 22th and finished on September 14th.
The vineyards are worked by hand, using natural animal fertilizers and treating the soil with sulphur and copper only from 3 generations. We do not use any chemical weed killers. Buds are trimmed and a green harvest is practice to purposefully limit yields. A part of the vineyard is plowed with horses. The area between the rows of vines is grassed over with cereals.
All grapes are harvested by hand, sorted, not de-stemmed and directly loaded into the press without crushing. The grapes are lightly pressed so as to obtain optimum delicacy and fragrance from the very heart of the grapes. Wines ferment in temperature- controlled stainless steel, gravity-fed cuves. The Pétale de Rose is exclusively made of 1st quality juices. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Light rose petal with silver glints, nose is juicy, showing raspberry, currents and nectarine peach, together with oriental spices such as coriander grains, aromatic pepper and a hint of liquorice. Pomegranate and yuzu come along as a background, adding complexity. Palate is dense and supple, silky and medium fresh, generous, spicy with intense flavours of ripe fruits such as red berries and aromatic zests. Medium plus bodied, with light tannins reminding orange peel, the finish is long, savoury. Drink or keep for the next 5-6 years. Great pairing for Régine’s fish soup!
— Julia & Bruno Scavo
PAS MOINS DE HUIT CÉPAGES COMPOSENT CE SUPERBE ROSÉ.
EN BIO, UN GRAND VIN DE LA PRESQU’ÎLE DE SAINT-TROPEZ
M. Le Magazine du Monde
ELLE TIENT SON NOM DE SA ROBE, LÉGÈRE ET DÉLICATE.
UN ROSÉ D’EXCEPTION A DÉGUSTER AVEC DES PRODUITS DE LA MER
POUR LAISSER EXPRIMER SA FINESSE
NOTE : 95/100 Points