Château la Tour de l'évêque

TOUR DE l'EVÊQUE ROSÉ

ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE 2016

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

45% Grenache, 28% Cinsault, 11% Syrah, 4% Sémillon, 8% Rolle, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Ugni blanc et 1% Cabernet sauvignon.

VINTAGE

Winter and spring 2015/16 were soft and dry. The months of may and june were colder than usually. Flowering started on may 15th on the grenaches and both flowering and fruit set went well. The mistral, which has been very present since the beginning of the year, helped to ensure a very good sanitary state within the vineyard. July and August have been warm and dry. The harvest started on august 22th and finished on September 14th.

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.

VINIFICATION

All grapes are harvested by hand, sorted, not de-stemmed and directly loaded into the 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 temperaturecontrolled stainless steel, gravity-fed cuves. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

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