2018 Mathilde Grand Ferrage, Rosé Côtes de Provence
The Mathilde Chapoutier “Grand Ferrage” 2018 reveals an elegant pink-orange color with purple highlights. Full and delicious on entry, it offers notes of citrus (grapefruit), red fruit (strawberry), white flowers, with notes of white fleshed fruit (peach) and herbal hints of sage. This wine shows a subtle soft character and silky mouthfeel underpinned by crisp acidity which adds structure.
APPEARANCE: Clear pale pink with purple highlights
PALATE: Full and delicious on entry to the palate, followed by notes of citrus, grapefruit, and white fleshed fruit, showing a subtle soft character underpinned by a fine acidity, which adds structure
APPELLATION: A.O.C Côtes de Provence
VARIETAL: Grenache 50%, Syrah 40%, Cinsault 5% and Rolle 5%
TERROIR: The soil is clay-limestone
VINIFICATION: Short, cold maceration on the skin, followed by direct pressing in an oxygen free environment. Cool temperature alcoholic fermentation. Aged 5 months in stainless and bottled at the end of winter.
AGEING: 5 months in stainless steel vats
GASTRONOMY: Pairs nicely with casual meals (Mediterranean buffet, barbeque) and fine dining (beef carpaccio with parmesan, shavings).