Perrin Luberon Rosé 2018

Story

The vintage
The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions.The wines are beautiful.
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
The fragrant nose reveals hints of red fruit and cherries. Lively and long in the mouth, it is very aromatic with great acidity that brings freshness.
Serving
10-12°C on hors-d'oeuvres, cold buffets, tomato salads, grilled meat, … and other summer lunches.