Château la Tour de l'évêque

TOUR DE l'EVÊQUE ROSÉ

ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE 2021

TERROIR

AOP Côtes de Provence.
In the hilly area of the Maurettes the land consists of shaley soils derived from silurian sages phyllites near Hyères, and Permian red sandstone.

GRAPE VARIETIES

43% Cinsault, 23% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 2% Ugni-Blanc, 2% Rolle, 1% Sémillon et 1% Cabernet-Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

After a dry and relatively mild winter, the budburst was early and started on March 20th on the Grenache in Hyères. We were impacted by the frost on April 8th, including the plots located in Hyères. The rains of April and May allowed the vegetation to start again. The consequences of the frost were lower than expected : in May we had the positive surprise to see bunches of grapes recovering well ! The flowering started on May 17th, the summer was dry without any excessive heat, the ripening started on July 16th. The harvest started on August 24 and ended on September 29.

GROWING

The vineyards are worked by hand, using natural animal fertilizers. We do not use any chemical weed killers. Buds are trimmed and a green harvest is practice to purposefully limit yields. A part of the vineyard is plowed with horses. The area between the rows of vines is grassed over with cereals.

WINEMAKING

All grapes are harvested manually, sorted, not de-stemmed and directly loaded into an hydraulic Champenois Coquard press without crushing. The grapes are lightly pressed so as to obtain optimum delicacy and fragrance from the very heart of the grapes. Wines ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, gravity-fed cuves. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine is bottled at the Château la Tour de l’Evêque.

TASTING NOTES

Medium peachy colour with salmon-pink hints. Clean, with medium plus intensity, interlacing with charming, ripe aromas of peach, nectarine, a hint of liquorice and sweet grapefruit. A charming, youthful wine. Dry palate, with medium plus acidity, showing crisp and silkiness. The aromas of the nose come on the palate, layers of peach, zest and liquorice, the slight bitterness gives some structure to this medium-bodied rosé. The long aftertaste, together with its body impose it as a gastronomy rosé that one can successfully match with Dublin Bay Prawn tartare on crunchy “sablé” biscuit and pomelo jelly.

— Julia & Bruno Scavo

REWARDS

MÉDAILLE DE BRONZE :
BOIS ET PIERRE FUMÉS, CUIR FRAMBOISE, FRUITS SECS,
BOUCHE BIEN ÉVOLUÉE AVEC DES TANNINS MÛRS ET UNE LÉGÈRE DOUCEUR

Decanter

NOTE : 87/100 Points