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Château de Pourcieux - AOP Côtes de Provence
Rosé 2012 -
Gold medal at the Paris Agricultural Fair 2013

Stock : vintage deriving from the blend of three varieties of grape prominent in our vineyard : Syrah, Grenache, and Cinsault.

Soil : chalky, gravelly clay, part terraced, part on slope.

Climate : mediterranean, tempered by natural and local factors : altitude, 300 meters, proximity of the Sainte-Victoire mountain which provides shelter from the violent intrusion of the chill “Mistral” wind on its way from the Alps to the Mediterranean...

Yield :approximately 35 hectoliters per ha (1 hectare = 2.47 acres)

Harvesting : mechanical using a Braud 2420 harvester equipped with the latest articulated harvesting head, equally respectful of the fruit and the vine. Harvested early in the morning sometimes at night in order to preserve the freshness of the harvest.

Vinification : Once the grape and its stalk have been separated and the harvest sorted, vinification proceeds according to tradition, one variety at a time : bleeding after four to six hours’ pellicular maceration at a temperature approaching 10°C. To ensure quality, pressing is applied by a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation takes from 12 to 16 days at a constant temperature of approximately 16°C.

Maturation : In enamelled tuns immediately after racking and fermentation. Clarification occurs in December, filtration in January, blending of the different varieties from their separate tuns one month later. Each "tasting" is subjected to concerted deliberation involving our "œnologiste" and “maître de chai”.

Comments : as is true of our white wines, in order to make the most of its fresh an lively fragrance, our rosé is best appreciated during the year following its vinification. When served moderately cool, between 10°C and 12°C, it is an ideal « apéritif », particularly appropriate with light meals : grills, white meat, terrine of scallops, soup of small red fruits. It goes without saying that this is a perfect accompaniment for provençale and asian cuisines.

Analyses : Degree : 13,35 % vol. - Total Acidity : 3,51 g/1 - pH : 3,37

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Château de Pourcieux - Méthode Traditionnelle
Marquis Rosé

rose

Stock : vintage derived from a selection of young Syrah grapes

Soil -chalky, gravelly clay, part terraced, part on slope.

Climate : Mediterranean, tempered by natural, local factors : altitude, 300 metres, proximity of the Sainte-Victoire massif which provides shelter from the violent intrusion of the chill “Mistral” wind and the harsh winter...

Yield : approximately 50 hectoliters per ha (1 hectare = 2.47 acres)

Harvesting : mechanical ...using a Braud 2420 harvester equipped with the latest articulated harvesting head, equally respectful of vine and grape. It allows intervention in the early mornings and occasionally in the cool of night when the crop is at its freshest.

Vinification : Once the harvest sorted and the grape and its stalk have been separated, the maceration process begins for 4 to 6 hors at a temperature of about 10°C. After racking the prime juice, the harvest is pressed with the help of a BUCHER pneumatic press. After a first fermentation, the wine is withdrawn so it may undergo a traditional elaboration method (identical to the making of champagne). The wine is yeasted again and some sugar added so that a second fermentation can take place in the bottle, which can last up to 9 months. Ready for shipment the bottles are disgorged and before being corked a final dosage of “shipment liquor” is added.

Tasting commentary by our oenologist, Bernadette TOURELL :
our vintage Marquis has a pink robe with hints of raspberry. The nose, with ease, has a beautiful minerality highlighted by notes of citrus (grapefruit). On the palate, the minerality is followed by notes of blackcurrant buds with a soothing sensation of liveliness in the finale

Comments : This traditional method will find its place during cocktail hour. It will be most appreciated with red fruit deserts such as sorbets, pies and mousses.

Analyses : Degree % vol : 11,50 % - Totale acidity : 3,70 g/1 - pH: 3,28.

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