CDR Esprit Barville rosé 2015
VARIETIES : Grenache black, Syrah
YIELD : 45 hl/ha
NUMBER OF BOTTLES / ALCOHOL D° : 20 000 b. – 13%vol
HISTORY AND VINEYARD :
Our winemaking know-how for Châteauneuf-du-Pape expresses itself in the production of this prestigious Côtes du Rhône. The word “Barville” evokes the history of our ancestors in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since 1880. A great wine that shows character and elegance, and honors the historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhône: Grenache.
To get the best out of Grenache, sustainable viticulture is applied, with a strict winter pruning in order to limit the yield in favor of concentration. The Grenache is hand picked at good maturity.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION :
Grapes are blended at reception after a selection on table in the winery. A direct light pressing (pneumatic press) follows. Part of the juice originates from bleeding, in particular for Grenache. Cold settling overnight at 10°C. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature between 16 – 18°C. No malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness. Maturation on fine lees with regular stirring in stainless steel vats for 6 months. Bottling in March, April of the year following the harvest.
Colour – Vibrant grenadine with purple hues.
Nose – Subtle aromas of summer fruits and red berries.
Palate – A fresh and fruity wine with strawberry and red fruits notes. The balance between a nice fat and a nice liveliness is perfect. Notes of citrus fruits, sweet almond and red cherry on the finale.
FOOD AND WINE MATCHING :
Serve at 9 or 10 °C.
Serve as an aperitif or enjoy with pistou soup, tabbouleh, anchovy paste, aïoli, tuna and olives salad, cured meats or cold chicken salad.
VINTAGE : 2015 : An excellent vintage. The wines have very long ageing capacity, or can be enjoyed as of today. Very well balanced, fruity, flavoursome wines, with noticeable fine tannins for the reds, spicy and aniseed finales for the whites. 2014 : Experience and anticipation of winegrowers were key that year. Red wines are fruity, very well balanced, round, with subtle tannins, and have less alcohol than average. The whites show good acidity and will reveal their character over ageing.
Vint. 2015 : PARKER 87 - GAULT & MILLAU 13.5/20