1 l = 17.27 €
Pimayon rosé Pierrevert AOP, Château Saint Jean Lez Durance, organic wine, 2018, from € 12.40
From this organic Pimayon rosé Pierrevert AOP one first perceives the unusually light, pale pink color as an indication of a relatively new tendency as rosé wines might look in the future. Maybe the idea behind it is to make rosé wines look easier? Jean-Guillaume, the young winemaker has given this organic wine a wonderful fresh scent and taste.
Rated by Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France 2018 : 14.5/20, 1 star
- Colour: Shining, very bright pink, reminiscent of a delicate, almost transparent petal of a pale pink rose, or a bright pink quartz. A new color trend that is very popular in England and the US and is called "blush" (blush). It is designed to give the eye freshness and lightness.
- Nose: noble, expressive, with many different fragrances of heather, yellow flowers, exotic fruits, grapefruit, peach and mineral notes.
- Mouth: Intense, in the middle of the palate with fine aromas of tangerine, mango, lemon and red berries. Slightly mineral, long finish.
- Recommendations: It goes well as an aperitif, grilled shrimp, grilled fish, Asian or Oriental specialties. Serving temperature should be between 8 to 10° C.
- Grape variety: Syrah 50 %, Grenache 50 %
- Alcohol content: 12.5 % Vol.
- Allergens: contains sulphites
- Closure: plastic stopper
- Certified FR-BIO-09
- We obtain this organically produced wine directly from the Château Saint Jean Lez Durance, Provence, France
Organic wine processing Pimayon Pierrevert AOP rosé
The vineyard Pimayon is the highest vineyard of the Château and is considered the best location of this appellation. The south-east to south-west facing hand is exposed to the sun all day, which generates high temperatures during the day. The hillside is cooler here than in the valley, so the Pimayon wines are characterized by fruity and fresh aromas.
From here mam looks into the valley of the Durance, here flat and covered with fertile well-drained soil of fine mud and a deep layer of gravel. The grapes that thrive on this soil yield soft and aromatic wines. In September, even the higher parts of Haut Provence can still be quite hot. Therefore, the vintage is done by hand during the early night until it is completely dark at a cool temperature. The grapes are transported as quickly as possible to the nearby winery. There, the berries of the Grenache and Cinsault grapes are completely separated from stems and panicles, then pre-clarified in cold maceration, in which the dyes from the berry peel dissolve and pass into the must. This is followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. During a ripening period on the yeast, this wine is stirred regularly, then slightly filtered and bottled.
By the way: Nearby is the Lac des Vannades, an artificial lake created in 1989 by the dredging of the gravel in the riverbed of the Durance. The gravel was used for the construction of the highway. Today, the lake serves holiday makers and recreation seekers as a bathing lake. Another attraction is the nearby Gorges du Verdon. For hikers, climbers or kayakers and nature lovers a worthwhile destination. By the way, you could visit the Château Saint Jean-Lez Durance, hand over a greeting from us, taste the wines and take a bottle with you.
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