Chateau De Berne Estate 2017

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This single-vineyard wine comes from a high elevation parcel, giving a wine with a crisp, bright, tight character. Red-current fruits, layers of acidity and zesty texture come together in a wine that could develop further. Try waiting until the end of 2018 - 91 points
— Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast 2018

Tasting Notes

Color: The faintest of pinks in color almost pastel in likeness with some light red currant highlights.

Nose: Complex with delicate aromas of cherry and raspberry and light unexpected notes of mint and herbs like anise.

Taste: This is an exquisite dry wine first, a rosé second. It has similar aromatic complexity on the palate. Lean with flavors of cranberry and raspberry accented by an elegant mineral finish from the limestone of the terroir. A truly elegant Provençal rosé.

Terroir

The Plateau (altitude 330 m), characterized by an impoverished, stony soil. This zone is reserved for the finest vintages, as its yield is limited.
Le Château (altitude 250 m), characterized by a very different type of soil, with much larger proportions of sand, a generally finer texture and less stones, producing zesty rosés. Its shallow, well-drained soil is ideal for the vines.
This mainly chalky terroir, perfect for growing numerous grape varieties, lends the wines their refreshing, mineral taste. 

SpEcifications

Designation: Château de Berne, AOC Côtes de Provence, Rosé, 2017
Appellation: AOP Côtes de Provence
Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Region: Provence (France)
Grapes: 70% Grenache Noir 20% Cinsault 10% Other