Decanter Gigondas Romane Machotte rosé 2021

A combination of maceration and direct press are used to achieve a fresh wine with enough fruit to carry the oak, used for both fermentation and ageing, to create a serious wine. Old vines grown at altitude add further intensity and freshness. Full-bodied wild cherry fruit (neighbouring Ventoux is famed for its cherry orchards), a saline edge, long mouthwatering acidity: the whole is beautifully balanced. The toasty oak notes are evident, adding an umami twist to the saline finish. The intensity of weight and structure make this rosé a fitting companion to the red wines from this region.