Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Rosé, IGP Vaucluse – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate vineyard

    • 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: 540 meters (1,771 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 2014 harvest was a bit later than usual, after a cool summer with frequent rain showers at the beginning of September. Weather during the harvest was cool and sunny, rendering grapes with good acidity and fresh aromas.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 29-October 10
    • Yields: 30 hectoliters/hectare (2.2 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Direct press, skin contact at time of pressing for 1.5 hours; very cold fermentation for 5 weeks, 75% in stainless steel, 25% in French oak barrels
    • Barrel Aging: 25% 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 light toast
    • Filtration: Tangential filtration
    • Fining: Unfined
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
    • Cases Imported: 1,000 cases
    • Imported Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Pretty raspberry pink color
      Nose: Grapefruit and lime notes with hints of red berry fruits
      Palate: Good balance, fresh and fruity, elegant, round and long on the 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 – 2014 – 91 points – The Wine Advocate

    "...the 2014 Rose offers lively notes of strawberries and assorted red berry fruit, flowers and a touch of spice to go with a medium-bodied, seamless, silky feel on the palate. One of the most elegant, seamless rosés tasted for this report..."

  • Rosé, IGP Vaucluse – 2014 – 91 points – Vinous

    “… sharply focused on the palate, offering intense red berry and orange pith flavors and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Fleshy, expansive and seamless on the penetrating finish, which emphatically echoes the red fruit and mineral notes.”