Ravoire et Fils, Cuvée des Lices, Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, Provence, France, 2019
The Terroir included in the production area belongs to the natural region of the "limestone Provence", which is strictly delimited within twenty-eight villages that surround Brignoles. The altitude (350 m average, 500 m for the highest plots) as well as the massifs of Sainte-Baume to the west, Bessillons to the north and Barres de Cuers to the south that protect from maritime influences means that the Coteaux Varois en Provence enjoy a more continental climate.
This grapes for this rosé were picked early in the morning to allow for the direct pressing method where the red grapes are gently pressed after crushing immediately after picking, which allows for a light diffusion of the colour-imparting matter in the juice. This is followed by a low temperature clarification and fermentation using selected yeasts.
No oak treatment
Limpid, brilliant pink colour. Nose revealing aromas of white flowers (honeysuckle) and pit fruits (peach). Rich, potent and fresh mouthfeel, offering remarkable flavour persistence. Its silky smooth structure confers a pleasant long-lasting finish.
This wine is best paired with Provençal cuisine such as salad nicoise, grilled lamb, sea bass and seasonal vegetables.
6 x 75cl