In the heart of Provence, the Faulkner family nurtures their
vines on hills that benefit from a unique microclimate and favor
hand-picking, optimal expression of the “terroir” and
environmentally sustainable farming. Dry and fruity, this rosé will
seduce you with its tender, elegant and fresh spirit. Serve between
45 - 50°F.
A luminous litchi pink. An intense fruity and complex nose –mango,
white peach, little red berries –some floral notes –white flowers.
A lot of presence on the palate with beautiful freshness. Fruity
aromas especially the little red berries are very present. The
finish is persistent and surprising with some hints of fennel
offering a slightly savory finale.
2014 started with a relatively hot and dry spring leading to an
early start to growing period. The summer conditions were similar
to 2013 (minus the hail) and pre-2000 without any water stress nor
excessive heat and particularly cool nights that slowed down the
ripening. We had some rain in mid-harvest that made it challenging
to reach optimal ripeness and concentration on the late ripening
varieties. Overall the wines are a little more light and fresh in
75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
Each parcel is vinified separately; short skin contact at 60°F;
grapes were pressed with early separation of pressed must; tight
cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at
60-62°F; racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.
MATURING AND BOTTLING
4-5 rackings; early fining with bentonite; filtration; blending;
stabilization and non-sterile filtration; bottled in the
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