Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc, France

Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • “De La Chevalière,” or “of the knight’s lady,” is a reference to “Mas La Chevalière” which is literally the “farmhouse of the knight’s lady,” the Laroche winery in southern France where this wine is produced.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Sourced from across the Languedoc region: Syrah from the Cévennes; Grenache from Béziers and the Cévennes. The Cévennes is a maze of deep valleys with winding rivers of clear waters, steep slopes covered in forests and jagged rock cliffs and ledges. More than a mountain chain, the Cévennes are in fact a multitude of many-sided open spaces which form the southern part of the Central Massif as it veers towards the Languedoc. Maritime and mountain influences provide cooler nighttime temperatures. Vineyard orientation is south and east; the soil is varied, with limestone, slate, marl and schist predominant.

    • Cultivation: “Lutte raisonnée,” or “reasoned protection,” (using chemical intervention only when required); primarily cordon pruning, with fruit thinning and high trellising in the vineyards
    • Size: Purchased grapes, vineyard size varies based on source/location
    • Vine Age: 10 years or more
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • A excellent vintage in the South of France. Weather conditions were very good, and we attained a high level of ripeness in the grapes and exceptional balance of sugar and acidity. Cool nighttime temperatures in August and early September had a very positive impact on the quality of aromas in the berries, and finally, in the wine. Very complex aromatics.

    • Harvest Date(s): Early September
    • Yields: 40 hl/ha (2.96 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 3-4 weeks at 12°-17°C (53°-63°F) in stainless-steel tanks
    • Malolactic: None
    • Aging: 3 months in stainless-steel tanks, no barrel aging
    • Filtration: Minimum filtration to preserve maximum natural character of the wine
    • Bottled: Under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
    • Production (in cases): 13,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Light rose-petal pink color
      Aroma: Complex, very aromatic nose of strawberry, tropical fruit and subtle floral notes
      Taste: Fragrant red berry character in the mouth with fine, crisp acidity and a zesty finish



  • Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2011

    This wine is a light rose-petal pink color with complex aromas of strawberry, tropical fruit and subtle floral notes. There is a fragrant red berry character in the mouth with fine, crisp acidity and a zesty finish.