How taste a rosé Côtes de Provence ?
Rosé wine can be enjoyed on many occasions: as an aperitif, during a meal, to accompany dessert, in the kitchen... The Côtes de Provence is a rosé wine AOC, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, IGP or AOP, delicate, full of freshness and finesse that stands out thanks to its fruit aromas. It is made from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Syrah, etc., and is mainly produced in the wineeyards and terroirs of the Var and Bouches-du-Rhône. As with any great wine, tasting a Côtes de Provence rosé must respect a few indications concerning its conservation, serwineg temperature, or the tasting glass. The Château de Berne tells you more.
THE CONSERVATION OF CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ
Côtes de Provence rosé wine is mostly drunk young. When it gets older, this fruity wine de pays loses its pretty colour, takes on a paler colour and its aromas fade away. Often obtained by pressing, it does not have the same structure as a rosé wine for laying down, and does not contain the tannins necessary for a long conservation and does not have a high enough acidity.
However, for the past few years, the Côtes de Provence rosé has also been produced by a bleeding wineification, which gives it a more or less dark colour, from flesh to raspberry. (Link Bertrand?) You can drink this wine within 2 or 3 years depending on the Vintage. Through these rosés for laying down, the aromatic palette is further widened, offering a diversification of pleasures.
Like white or red wine, the ageing of Provence rosé wine takes place in a cellar, with a temperature between 10 and 14°C. We recommend a room without light, ventilated, without vibration and slightly damp. After opening, rosé wines should be consumed within 4 to 5 days, otherwise the aromatic nuances tend to evaporate and its fruit notes diminish.
A Côtes de Provence rosé is best consumed at a rather cool temperature: between 8 and 10°C, or even 14°C maximum. We advise to open the bottle just before serwineg for more taste. Before serwineg, put it in the fridge, otherwise an ice bucket will be enough to keep it cool or when it is very hot. It is also possible to put it in the freezer, but not too long to keep it cold! It is also said that rosé wine is drunk "swimming pool", that is to say with a few ice cubes in the glass. For the little extra: put some slightly frozen grapes to refresh the wine served, instead of ice cubes. Guaranteed effect!
IN WHICH GLASS TO TASTE A CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ?
To taste a Côtes de Provence rosé, we recommend above all a glass of transparent wine. The glass will give more luminosity to the wine and will allow you to admire its pretty robe and colours. The wine glass brings more flavour and a much more intense taste experience, its taste will be even more exhilarating.
A stemmed glass, such as a balloon or chalice glass, is recommended. This shape of glass allows the wine not to be heated by holding it in the hand.
The opening of the glass is also important to revive the taste buds and sublimate the aromas. The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) wine glass is recommended for tasting. It is high, narrow, and welcomes the wine's aromas much better, keeping more easily the volatile aromas and flavours. Its pretty tulip shape brings more oxygenation to the wine and allows for aeration of the drink.
Like red and white wines, the tasting of a Côtes de Provence rosé must respect a few rules related to conservation and serwineg temperature. Coming from a wineeyard rich in grape varieties, the Côtes de Provence from Château de Berne offers you an aromatic moment out of the ordinary.