Rameau d’Or Côtes de Provence Rosé 2021
Rameau d'Or is a fantastical tale of enchantments, transformations and love. A magical golden bough from an enchanted garden was given to a prince by an eagle, to awaken a sleeping princess. A bough so powerful that a single leaf from it would make one rich, young and beautiful. Unfortunately this prince was not the most handsome man in his kingdom. Choosing a fulfilled soul over outer beauty, he and his newly awoken princess set about to transform the lives of those around them. This Provence rosé, like the prince, is also beautiful on the inside.
Harvest started at the end of August and described as being “historically low” (like the rest of France, Provence was impacted by the frost). Despite 2021 having been a particularly difficult year, the health and quality of the crop was very high. Compared to the 2020 vintage, the berries have a lower sugar content, with higher acidity: the perfect combination for producing fresh and elegant rosés. The higher acidity, linked with a lower PH, gives a slightly more intense colour to the wine. In addition, the Carignan and Syrah give darker shades to the wine.
Pale pink with light purple hues. On the nose, delicate with notes of red berries and pomegranate. The palate is refreshing with a lovely density, laden with white peach, rose petals and zest. The finish offers hints of spices and mouthwatering watermelon. Striking a delicate balance between fruit weight, phenolic grip and lip-smacking mineral acidity - this is the Provence we all know and love - très beau.
The Finer Details
Style - Rose
Varietal - Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah
Country - France
Region - Cotes de Provence
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%