Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Pont des Arts Rosé Vieilles Vignes Réserve Spéciale, IGP Vaucluse – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Chêne Bleu has produced a Réserve Spéciale Rosé Vieilles Vignes in collaboration with the “Pont des Arts” project.

  • Label

    • The Label:

      Pont des Arts is an exclusive, limited collection of wines, a bridge between art and wine that joins the best of international artists to a select group of outstanding French wines. The project is from the Pontallier family of Château Margaux and pairs a portfolio of outstanding French wines with works of fine art.

    • Label Artist: The painting featured on the label is by Miquel Barceló, a world-renowned contemporary, Spanish-born artist. A constant traveler, Miquel seeks cultural diversity by dividing his time between Paris, Mali and his native Majorca. With influences as wide-ranging as Velasquez, Tintoretto, Rembrandt and Dubuffet, he was the youngest artist ever to be exhibited at the Louvre.
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Cultivation: Organic and biodynamic practices (not certified)
    • Size: 30 hectares under cultivation (74 acres)
    • Vine Age: 60 years
    • Soil: Clay and limestone, very stony
    • Elevation: 530 meters (1,739 feet)
    • Exposure: Northwest-facing slope
    • Density: 4,300 vines/hectare (1,740 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double-cordon de Royat, 6 shoots per cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2015 harvest was a bit earlier than usual, after a cold winter, rainy spring and a very hot summer with intermittent storms. September was also hot, with one major rainfall mid-month. A cool, sunny October spurred an early harvest, during which time there was some concern from two major rainstorms.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 21-October 14
    • Yields: 35 hectoliters/hectare (2.59 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Direct press, skin contact at time of pressing for 1.5 hours; cold fermentation, 75% in stainless steel
    • Filtration: Tangential filtration
    • Fining: Green pea powder
  • Technical Information

    • Cases Imported: 20 cases
    • Imported Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Delicate pale pink, bright and clear
      Nose: Redcurrant, with notes of pink grapefruit and exotic fruits
      Palate: Fresh, full-bodied, fruity, with notes of citrus; a long, crisp finish

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve lightly chilled to 14 C (57 F)



  • Pont des Arts Rosé Vieilles Vignes Réserve Spéciale, IGP Vaucluse – 2015 – 90 points – Wine Spectator

    “Very pale in color but not shy on depth, with a core of white cherry, peach and rose water notes that unfurls slowly, framed by light floral and talc notes and gliding through a sneakily long finish. A rather refined rosé.”

  • Pont des Arts Rosé Vieilles Vignes Réserve Spéciale, IGP Vaucluse – 2015 – 91 points – The Wine Advocate

    “… gives up beautiful raspberry, strawberry and floral characteristics to go with a layered, textured, seamless style on the palate. The winemaking here is just first rate, and both of these Roses are flat out outstanding.”