Chateau du Rouet Provence Rosé 2017
Grown on the slopes of the Esterel mountain, not far from Antibes and Cannes, these wines rank with the very best of Provence. Although the first vines were planted at Rouët in the 18th Century, it was only after a forest fire in 1927 that the current vineyards were laid out. They were planted in strips, approximately 1 kilometre in length, to act as firebreaks. Prior to the French revolution, Rouët was owned by the Marquis de Villeneuve, who supplied Louis XVI’s court with his wines. Since the revolution the property has been in the same family.
Chateau du Rouet has a refreshing blast of rose petal aromas with crisp minerality loaded with notes of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberries. This classically dry Provencal rosé is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault. It is bottled in the iconic hourglass shape made famous by the region.