Château la Tour de l'évêque

TOUR DE l'EVÊQUE ROSÉ

ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE 2020

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

35% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 1% Ugni-Blanc, 1% Rolle, 1% Sémillon et 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

A rainy fall allowed the water reserves from the soil to be replenished. The winter was soft and dry, leading to an advance of the vegetative cycle with early budbreak starting on March 11th. The vines located in Pierrefeu suffered from a historic frost on March 26th. We had to wait until May to record milder temperatures. Flowering began on May 13th on the Grenaches in Hyères and it went normally, with no noticeable coulure. The hot and dry weather of July, combined with the good water reserves, contributed to the good development of the vines during summer. The harvest started on August 17th and finished on September 8th.

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