UP 2018

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Extremely pale, vivid pink. Bright, racy and focused on the nose, displaying fresh red berry and orange zest scents and a suave fl oral overtone. Dry and light on its feet, offering tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a tangerine quality that builds as the wine opens up. 90 Points
— Josh Raynolds - Vinous (2017 Vintage)

Tasting Notes

Color: Star bright in color, vibrant pale pink that has flecks of copper reflections.

Nose: A unique combination of classic Provençal red berries leading to scents of the holidays – pine, cinnamon and gingerbread cookies.

Taste: The spice notes from the Syrah provides a dry, white pepper characteristic across the entire palate. A touch of Rolle gives great acidity and brightness that lends notes of winter citrus, spice with a warming finish.

Terroir

The Ultimate Provence vineyard spans 100 acres around the town of La Garde Freinet, at the northern foot of Notre Dame des Anges chapel. Set in wild countryside and bordered by a vast evergreen oak forest, the vineyard is characterised by shallow soil, laid on a waterproof subsoil sandstone slab. This excellent terroir is nourished with a natural compost of oak leaves and vine stalks. The plots are marked out with grassy areas.

SpEcifications

Designation: Ultimate Provence, UP, Côtes de Provence, Rosé, 2018
Appellation: AOP Côtes de Provence
Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2018
Region: Provence (France)
Grapes: Grenache Noir (30%) Cinsault (30%) Syrah (30%) Rolle (10%)