Inspiration Cotes De Provence 2018

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Another pale rosé in the Berne stable, the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé Inspiration is a bit more restrained in its aromatics than the other bottlings. It still offers melon and peach scents, but they’re reined in by hints of crushed stone. It’s medium-bodied, with a creamy texture on the palate that lets the flavors linger smoothly on the finish, picking up mouthwatering hints of lime and grapefruit zest.
— Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 2018 (2017 Vintage)

Tasting Notes

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Color: A bold, intense pink color that falls in the deeper pink spectrum.

Nose: Classic Provence. Floral, clean, fresh berries first then followed by fresh herbs and flowers – like walking through a Provence lavender field on an early summer morning.

Taste: The harmony of bright acidity, rich texture and dry finish show the completeness of this wine. Creamy strawberry notes up front and lingering flavors of fresh basil, thyme, lavender.

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

Désignation: Inspiration, AOP Côtes de Provence, Rosé, 2018
Appellation: AOP Côtes de Provence
Type: Rosé
Millésime: 2018
Région: Provence (France)

Grapes: Grenache (50%) Cinsault (30%) Syrah (20%)