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Romane Machotte

Terroir

The vines that produce this Gigondas rosé are deeply rooted on the hillsides of the family estate, where the scent of the “garrigue” that grew there for centuries still perfumes the vines that have replaced it. The soils are composed of alternating Cretaceous limestone and marl, with a northwest exposure at an altitude of 300 m. The average age of the vines in this selection is 45 years.

Winemaking

Hand picking starts under the still warm autumn sun. The wine is made with direct pressing of Grenache and Mourvèdre, blended with saignée of Syrah and Cinsault. It is then fermented at a low temperature (16°C) to preserve its fruity aromas. Ageing with stirring for 4 months in 1 to 2 years barrels.

Tasting notes

With a luminous and deep pink colour, this wine reveals intense flavours of raspberry, wild strawberry and peach on the palate. The Grenache grape lends fresh, floral notes to a pleasant lingering finish.

Valeurs Sûres

Varietal composition

60% Grenache noir, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre.

Cellar potential

4 years

Serving

12°C

Food Pairing

As a true gourmet rosé, this wine has enough depth and texture to match an entire meal. Drink chilled (13/14°C) as the perfect accompaniment to Asian cuisine, a Caribbean dish or convivial grills.

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Press & Awards

Vintage 2018
Médaille d’Argent concours Terre de Vins 2019

18/20 Le Point
14/20 Bettane & Desseauve

Vintage 2017
88/100 Robert Parker
14.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
Médaille de Bronze Concours Prix-Plaisir Bettane & Desseauve

 

Vintage 2016
M Le Monde

Vintage 2015
90/100 Parker
88/100 Vinous/J. Raynolds

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