La Vieille Ferme Luberon Rosé - 2019

Fresh and fruity.... La Vieille Ferme Luberon rosé has all the characteristics of an attractive rosé.

Story

The vintage
The years in 9 regularly mark the memory of winegrowers and this vintage was no exception. After an early bud burst in early April, flowering was gradual and took place in good conditions in all the vineyards. Then a hot summer began in late June, which the vines bravely resisted: they suffered little from water stress, thanks to the chamomile herbal infusions we sprayed on the vegetation to cope with the heat. Finally, the harvest went as usual, without any particular precocity. The wines are promising; a vintage in 9 is born, once again, under a lucky star.
Description
If you like easy drinking rosé wines, this one is perfectly suiting aperitifs and simple cookery.
Situation
Located largely in the regional park of the Luberon, on equal distance from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Manosque. The average altitude of the vineyard is at 300 meters. Late maturity zone.
Terroir
Ancient alluvial deposits with flat and round pebbles, limestone marl, some areas called Collets du Luberon, meaning rocky zones close to clay, results of alpine diluvium flows.
Process
The harvest takes place between the last days of August and mid-September, when the grapes have reached optimal maturity. This is defined by analysis and berry tastings. Harvest takes place early in the morning to preserve the freshness of the fruit and avoid oxidisation of the aromas. As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, they are pneumatically pressed which allows to extract the musts. Fermentation starts after settling and lasts about 15 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wines are kept in stainless steel vats and slightly fined before bottling.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
Pretty delicate petal-rose colour. This wine offers an expressive, particularly fruity
nose with notes of red fruit and citrus. On the palate, this wine shows a beautiful
aromatic richness and a perfect balance between the body and the freshness.
Serving
10-12°C on hors-d'oeuvres, cold buffets, tomato salads, grilled meat, ... and other summer lunches.

Reviews

"Fruity with appealing softness. Fun wine, will please plenitude of palates."
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