Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc, France

Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2014

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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 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 toward the Languedoc. Maritime and mountain influences provide cooler nighttime temperatures. Vineyard exposure is south and southwest slopes; the soil is predominantly clay and limestone.

    • Cultivation: Sustainable farming
    • Size: 15 hectares (37 acres) from grower/partners
    • Vine Age: 25 years
    • Density: 4,500 vines/hectare (1,821 vines/acre)
    • Training: Cordon Royal pruning with two levels of trellising
  • Vintage Report

    • Grapes are harvested at night and kept at cool temperatures to preserve the aromas

    • Harvest Date(s): Early September
    • Yields: 70 hl/ha (5.18 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Pressing: Gently whole-bunch pressed in a pneumatic press; four hours skin contact

    • Fermentation: 10 to 12 days fermentation at 12° to 17°C (53° to 63°F) in stainless-steel tanks
    • Malolactic: None
    • Aging: 3 months in stainless-steel tanks, no barrel aging
    • Filtration: Minimum Kieselghur filtration to preserve natural character to the maximum
    • Fining: Bentonite
    • Bottled: Under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Light pink color
      Aroma: Strawberries and tropical fruit
      Taste: Delicate red berry flavors on the palate, combined with a zesty finish



  • Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2014 – Vinous

    “Straightforward red berry and tangerine aromas…Supple, smooth and broad, offering warm strawberry preserve and orange pith flavors and a touch of honey. Finishes smooth and gently spicy, with good cling and lingering floral character.”

  • Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc – 2014

    This wine is a light pink color with aromas of strawberries and tropical fruit. There are delicate red berry flavors on the palate, combined with a zesty finish.