Château Barbeyrolles

LE PÉTALE DE ROSE

ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE 2018

TERROIR

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.

GRAPES

43% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 18% Mourvèdre, 7% Ugni Blanc, 1% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 1% Sémillon, 1% Rolle.
Average age of the vines : 35 years old.

VINTAGE

The 2018 vintage was particularly wet. After the drought of 2017, the months of March, April, May and June 2018 recorded rainfall well above seasonal norms, preventing us from entering the vineyards with trucks to ensure good protection against diseases. The total absence of mistral wind combined with heavy rains fostered a heavy pressure of mildew, which eventually led to crop losses on some plots. In addition, the hail hit the vineyard on June 24th : a historic first for our vines in Pierrefeu. Summer was slow to come but temperatures started to rise steadily from June 21st, which allowed a good ripening of the grapes. The harvest started on August 23rd and finished on September 14th.

GROWING

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.

VINIFICATION

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.

TASTING NOTES

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

AWARDS

GOLD MEDAL
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

VERY PALE SALMON. COOL AND MINERAL AND NICELY DRY.
VERY APPESTING AND SOPHISTICATED.
REALLY MORCISH AND CONVINCING.

Jancis Robinson

NOTE : 16.5/20 Points

IT IS IN BARBEYROLLES, ON THE PININSULA OF ST-TROPEZ THAT THE
FIRST PALE COLOR ROSÉ WAS BORN. NAMED PÉTALE DE ROSE BY
RÉGINE SUMEIRE, THIS ROSÉ WINE, WITH SUCH A REFRESHING
MINERALITY KEEPS MOVING OUR HEARTS.

Bettane + Desseauve

NOTE : 15/20 Points

A VERY GOOD QUALITY ROSÉ WINE, TWO ESTATES
WITH HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS. THE 2017
VINTAGE FEATURES SCENTS OF CRUSHED STONE AND
SAVORY SPICE RATHER THAN OVER FRUIT. LIGHT TO
MEDIUM-BODIED, IT’S SILKY TEXTURED AND LONG ON THE FINISH.

Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

NOTE : 88-90/100 points

SILVER MEDAL

Decanter

NOTE : 95/100 Points