Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Rosé, IGP Vaucluse – 2012

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate vineyard

    • Cultivation: Organic and biodynamic practices
    • Size: A total of approximately 30 hectares are under cultivation (74 acres) at Chêne Bleu, from which all the wines are produced
    • Vine Age: 40 years
    • Soil: Clay and limestone, very stony
    • Elevation: 540 meters (1,771 feet)
    • Exposure: Northwest-facing slope
    • Density: 4,200 vines/hectare (1,700 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double-cordon de Royat, 6 shoots per cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • A very cold and dry winter with a great deal of wind and frost. Rainy spring was followed by a hot summer. Harvest at the end of September, one week later than the regular season, with clear and sunny weather, no rain in sight. A fresh and fruity vintage.

    • Yields: 38 hectoliters/hectare (2.8 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Very cold fermentation for 5 weeks in stainless steel
    • Maceration: Cold semi-carbonic maceration in press machine for 2 hours
    • Barrel Aging: 20% of the wine was aged for 3 months in oak barrels; mix of old and new French oak from various coopers, primarily 228-liter (60-gallon) barrels with medium and medium-plus toast
    • Filtration: Tangential filtration
    • Fining: Green pea fining (no PVPP)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
    • Cases Imported: 250 cases
    • Imported Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Pale red-currant pink, delicate, bright and clear
      Nose: Strawberry and red currant with notes of mandarin, citrus and exotic fruit
      Palate: Fresh, full-bodied, very fruity, with notes of red berries and a lengthy finish

    • Serving Suggestions: Grilled seafood, shellfish, fresh lobster, lightly spiced dishes, summer salads or tender lamb; Serve lightly chilled (14°C/57°F)



  • Rosé, IGP Vaucluse – 2012 – 17 points –

    “Fragrant with Victoria plum fruit and a touch of blossom. Wonderfully dry and firm on the palate, the tannins giving it a light but welcome structure. Both appetising and refreshing, and long with a grip on the finish boding well for the table."

  • Rosé, IGP Vaucluse – 2012

    Pale red-currant pink, delicate, bright and clear. Strawberry and red currant aromas with notes of mandarin, citrus and exotic fruit. Fresh, full-bodied, very fruity, with notes of red berries and a lengthy finish.